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  • adj. stained dark blue or violet by Gram staining due to large quantities of peptidoglycan in the cell wall

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Positive (that is, receptive) to Gram's stain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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