Gram complex

noun
\ ˈgram- \

Definition of Gram complex

: the part of a gram-positive bacterial cell responsible for the characteristic staining by Gram's method and usually considered to be a layer of ribonucleate in complex association with polysaccharides and protein immediately underlying the cell wall

History and Etymology for Gram complex

after Hans Christian Joachim Gram †1938 Danish physician

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“Gram complex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gram%20complex. Accessed 7 Oct. 2022.

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