Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or being a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in the Gram stain method.

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  • adjective medicine that is not stained violet by Gram's method

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Examples

  • There was evidence that exposure to a particular type of bacteria, known as gram-negative rods, was also related to lower rates of allergic responses.

    Greater Germ Exposure Cuts Asthma Risk

  • Also known as gram-negative bacteremia and gram-positive bacteremia, sepsis occurs when infectious agents like bacteria or fungi or products of infection like bacterial toxins enter the body, most often through a wound or incision.

    Forever Young

  • Aureus, Enterococcus species or various bacterial species from a group known as gram-negative rods.

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  • Overall, two thirds of the swab cultures were positive for either S. aureus (26 percent), Enterococcus species (44 percent) or various bacterial species from a group known as gram-negative rods (22 percent).

    Reuters: Press Release

  • Overall, two thirds of the swab cultures were positive for either S. aureus (26 percent), Enterococcus species (44 percent) or various bacterial species from a group known as gram-negative rods (22 percent).

    FOXNews.com

  • There was evidence that exposure to a particular type of bacteria, known as gram-negative rods, was also related to lower rates of allergic responses.

    FOXNews.com

  • A shunt infection can be devastating for the neonate or premature infant, especially when it involves gram-negative organisms.

    Hydrocephalus

  • Agency inspectors found that raw materials set aside for use to make several lots were contaminated with gram-negative bacteria, according to the inspection report.

    FDA Ties Tylenol Recall to Contamination

  • "Normalization of leaky gut in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is accompanied by a clinical improvement: effects of age, duration of illness and the translocation of LPS from gram-negative bacteria."

    Leo Galland, M.D.: Do You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome?

  • Unlike resistant forms of Klebsiella and other gram-negative bacteria, however, MRSA can be treated.

    Superbugs « Isegoria

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