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gram–positive

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adjective gram–pos·i·tive \ˈgram-ˈpä-zə-tiv, -ˈpäz-tiv\

Definition of gram–positive

  1. :  holding the purple dye when stained by Gram's stain —used chiefly of bacteria



1907

First Known Use of gram–positive

1907


Medical Dictionary

gram–positive

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adjective gram–pos·i·tive \ˈgram-ˈpäz-ət-iv, -ˈpäz-tiv\

Medical Definition of gram–positive

  1. :  holding the purple dye when stained by Gram's stain—used chiefly of bacteria




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