Definition of germinal epithelium in US English:

germinal epithelium

noun

  • Epithelium giving rising to germ cells, especially that lining the seminiferous tubules of the testis; (also) a layer of cuboidal cells covering the free surface of the ovary (originally believed to give rise to germ cells).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Journal of Anatomy and Physiology. After German Keimepithel.