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Gram stain   /græm steɪn/   Listen
Gram stain

noun
1.
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.  Synonyms: Gram's method, Gram's procedure, Gram's stain, Gram method.






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Words linked to "Gram stain" :   staining, Gram's method, Gram's procedure, Gram's stain



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