Synonyms and Antonyms for germ-theory

1. germ theory (n.)

(medicine) the theory that all contagious diseases are caused by microorganisms

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2. theory-based (adj.)

based in theory rather than experiment

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3. M-theory (n.)

(particle physics) a theory that involves an eleven-dimensional universe in which the weak and strong forces and gravity are unified and to which all the string theories belong

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4. theory (n.)

a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumstances to explain a specific set of phenomena

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5. theory (n.)

a tentative insight into the natural world; a concept that is not yet verified but that if true would explain certain facts or phenomena

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6. theory (n.)

a belief that can guide behavior

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7. germ (n.)

anything that provides inspiration for later work

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8. germ (n.)

a small apparently simple structure (as a fertilized egg) from which new tissue can develop into a complete organism

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9. germ (n.)

a minute life form (especially a disease-causing bacterium); the term is not in technical use

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