sub- + germinal
subgerminal (not comparable)
- (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.