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gram-pos·i·tive

or Gram-pos·i·tive (grăm′pŏz′ĭ-tĭv)
adj.
Of, relating to, or being a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in the Gram stain method.
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Gram-positive

adj
(Microbiology) designating bacteria that retain the violet stain in Gram's method
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Gram′-pos′itive

(græm)

adj. (often l.c.)
(of bacteria) retaining the violet dye when stained by Gram's method.
[1905–10]
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gram-positive

Relating to a group of bacteria that generally are sensitive to the destructive effects of antibiotics or the actions of the body's immune cells. Gram-positive bacteria have relatively thick cell walls and, when subjected to a specialized laboratory staining method, turn a dark-blue color. Compare gram-negative.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.Gram-positive - (of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method
bacteria, bacterium - (microbiology) single-celled or noncellular spherical or spiral or rod-shaped organisms lacking chlorophyll that reproduce by fission; important as pathogens and for biochemical properties; taxonomy is difficult; often considered to be plants
confirming, positive - indicating existence or presence of a suspected condition or pathogen; "a positive pregnancy test"
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Translations

gram-pos·i·tive

n. gram-positivo, retención del color o resistencia a la decoloración en la aplicación del método de Gram.
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Gram-positive

adj Gram positivo
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