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English noun: Gram's stain

1. Gram's stain (act) a staining technique used to classify bacteria; bacteria are stained with gentian violet and then treated with Gram's solution; after being decolorized with alcohol and treated with safranine and washed in water, those that retain the gentian violet are Gram-positive and those that do not retain it are Gram-negative


SynonymsGram method, Gram stain, Gram's method, Gram's procedure


Broader (hypernym)staining









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