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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.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||Gram-positive [BACK TO TOP]|
(of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method
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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