gram-positive

adjective gram-pos·i·tive \ 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

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gram-positive

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

medical Definition of gram-positive

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

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