HyperDic: gram[s_method

English > 1 sense of the expression Gram's method:
NOUNactGram's method, Gram method, Gram's procedure, Gram's stain, Gram staina staining technique used to classify bacteria
English > Gram's method: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningA staining technique used to classify bacteria; bacteria are stained with gentian violet and then treated with Gram's solution; after being decolorized with alcohol and treated with safranine and washed in water, those that retain the gentian violet are Gram-positive and those that do not retain it are Gram-negative.
SynonymsGram method, Gram's procedure, Gram's stain, Gram stain
Broaderstaining(histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study

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