subgerminal

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ germinal

Adjective[edit]

subgerminal (not comparable)

  1. (biology) Below the germinal disc.
    • 2000, Richard Grossinger, Phoebe Gloeckner, Jillian O'Malley, Embryogenesis: Species, Gender, and Identity (page 179)
      Even before a chicken egg is laid, cells with greater amounts of yolk begin falling into a subgerminal cavity beneath the blastoderm.