gram-positive

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Gram (a surname) + positive, after Danish bacteriologist Hans Christian Gram, who invented the Gram staining method.

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Gram-positive (Note: The form with capital G is the only form given in the American Heritage Dictionary. "Gram" is actually a proper name.)

Adjective[edit]

gram-positive (not comparable)

  1. (medicine, bacteriology, of a bacterium) That is stained violet by Gram's method

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

gram-positive

  1. feminine plural of gram-positivo