gram-positive


gram–pos·i·tive

adjective \ˈgram-ˈpä-zə-tiv, -ˈpäz-tiv\

Definition of GRAM-POSITIVE

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

First Known Use of GRAM-POSITIVE

1907

gram–pos·i·tive

adjective \ˈgram-ˈpäz-ət-iv, -ˈpäz-tiv\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of GRAM–POSITIVE

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

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