gram–negative

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adjective gram–neg·a·tive \ˈgram-ˈne-gə-tiv\

Definition of gram–negative

  1. :  not holding the purple dye when stained by Gram's stain —used chiefly of bacteria

1907

First Known Use of gram–negative

1907


Medical Dictionary

gram–negative

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adjective gram–neg·a·tive \ˈgram-ˈneg-ət-iv\

Medical Definition of gram–negative

  1. :  not holding the purple dye when stained by Gram's stain—used chiefly of bacteria


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