Scrabble and Words With Friends points

  • germ is a valid Scrabble US word, worth 7 points
  • germ is a valid Scrabble UK word, worth 7 points
  • germ is a valid Words With Friends word, worth 9 points

Definition of germ


  • anything that provides inspiration for later work. Synonyms: seed, source.
  • a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism.
  • a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use. Synonyms: bug, microbe.

Related words

muse, taproot.

Words nearby germ

berm, gem, germy, geum, herm, perm, term.

Rhymes with germ

affirm, berm, confirm, firm, herm, infirm, reaffirm, reconfirm, sperm, squirm, term, therm, worm.

More information about germ

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