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[C19: named after Hans Christian Joachim Gram (1853–1938), Danish physician]
(sometimes l.c.) a method of characterizing bacteria that involves staining a slide of fixed specimens with gentian violet, washing with alcohol, and applying a counterstain.
[after Hans C. J. Gram (1853–1938), Danish bacteriologist]
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|Noun||1.||Gram's method - a 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|
staining - (histology) the use of a dye to color specimens for microscopic study
n. método de Gram, proceso de coloración de bacterias para identificarlas en un análisis.