ETYM Latin germinatio: cf. French germination.
The process whereby seeds or spores sprout and begin to grow; SYN. sprouting.
In botany, the initial stages of growth in a seed, spore, or pollen grain. Seeds germinate when they are exposed to favorable external conditions of moisture, light, and temperature, and when any factors causing dormancy have been removed.
The process begins with the uptake of water by the seed. The embryonic root, or radicle, is normally the first organ to emerge, followed by the embryonic shoot, or plumule. Food reserves, either within the endosperm or from the cotyledons, are broken down to nourish the rapidly growing seedling. Germination is considered to have ended with the production of the first true leaves.
Klijanje, proklijavanje; vreme klijanja. (lat.)