GERM LINE By N., Sam M.S. - 1 The line of cells giving rise to the reproductive cells and is continued in successive generations of organisms. Germ-like mutations are passed to offspring and can create a disposition to disease. GERM LINE: "Germ line is made up of cells." Related Psychology Terms MUTATION MENTAL RETARDATION (CAUSES) Cultural Norms & Values in the African-American Population DARWIN, CHARLES ROBERT PARENT-OFFSPRING CONFLICT MESMER, FRANZ ANTON (1734- 1815) Dissociative Identity Disorder EFFECTORS R-STRATEGY GERM PLASM Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "GERM LINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/germ-line/ (accessed June 25, 2022).