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Meaning of GRAM-POSITIVE

Pronunciation:  gram 'pâzitiv

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  (of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method
 

GRAM-POSITIVE is a 13 letter word that starts with G.

 

 Antonyms: gram-negative
 

 

 

Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: To describe a prokaryotic cell whose cell wall stains purple (positive) in Gram stain. The cell wall of a gram-positive bacterium consists chiefly of peptidoglycan and lacks the outer membrane of Gram-negative cells.
 

 

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