HyperDic: gram-negative

English > 1 sense of the word Gram-negative:
ADJECTIVEallGram-negative(of bacteria) being of or relating to a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in Gram's method
English > Gram-negative: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaning(of bacteria) being of or relating to a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in Gram's method.
Categorybacteria, bacterium(microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission
Broadernegative, disconfirmingnot indicating the presence of microorganisms or disease or a specific condition

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