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Gram's' meth'od



Pronunciation: (gramz), [key] (sometimes l.c.)
a method of staining and distinguishing bacteria, in which a fixed bacterial smear is stained with crystal violet, treated with Gram's solution, decolorized with alcohol, counterstained with safranine, and washed with water. Cf. Gram-negative, Gram-positive.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

Gram-Schmidt orthogonalizationGram's solution
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