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GRAM-POSITIVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Gram-positive mean? 

GRAM-POSITIVE (adjective)
  The adjective GRAM-POSITIVE has 1 sense:

1. (of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method

  Familiarity information: GRAM-POSITIVE used as an adjective is very rare.


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GRAM-POSITIVE (adjective)


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Meaning:

(of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method

Similar:

confirming; positive (indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen)

Domain category:

bacteria; bacterium ((microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered plants)


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