wheat germ
noun Date: 1881 the embryo of the wheat kernel separated in milling and used especially as a source of vitamins and protein

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wheat germ — hwēt , wēt n the embryo of the wheat kernel separated in milling and used esp. as a source of vitamins and protein …   Medical dictionary

  • wheat germ — wheat′ germ n. nut pln coo the embryo of the wheat kernel, used in or on foods as a concentrated source of vitamins • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • wheat germ — ☆ wheat germ n. the highly nutritious embryo of the wheat kernel, milled out as an oily flake and used to enrich breads, cereals, etc. or as a topping, cereal, etc …   English World dictionary

  • wheat germ — noun embryo of the wheat kernel; removed before milling and eaten as a source of vitamins • Hypernyms: ↑nutriment, ↑nourishment, ↑nutrition, ↑sustenance, ↑aliment, ↑alimentation, ↑victuals • …   Useful english dictionary

  • wheat germ — The embryonic plant at the tip of the seed of wheat. Wheat germ has been used as the starting material for a cell free translation system and is also the source of wheat germ agglutinin …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • wheat germ — the embryo or nucleus of the wheat kernel, used in or on foods as a concentrated source of vitamins. [1900 05] * * * …   Universalium

  • wheat germ — noun embryo or nucleus of the wheat kernel …   Wiktionary

  • wheat germ — n. nucleus of the wheat kernel ground finely and used in foods as concentrated source of vitamins …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wheat germ — see wheatgerm …   English dictionary

  • Wheat germ oil — is extracted from the germ of the wheat kernel, which makes up only 2 frac12;% by weight of the kernel. Wheat germ oil is particularly high in octacosanol a 28 carbon long chain saturated primary alcohol found in a number of different vegetable… …   Wikipedia

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