Bacteria capable of being stained by the Gram stain.
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[adj] - (of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram`s method
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Gram-positive: Gram-positive bacteria retain the color of the crystal violet stain in the Gram stain. This is characteristic of bacteria that have a cell wall composed of a thick layer of a particular substance (called peptidologlycan). The Gram-positive bacteria include staphylococci ('staph'), str...
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<microbiology> Bacteria that retain the stain or that are resistant to decolourisation by alcohol during Gram's method of staining. ... This is a primary characteristic of bacteria whose cell wall is composed of a thick layer of peptidologlycan containing teichoic and lipoteichoic acid complex...
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adjective (of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram`s method
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(gram-poz´ĭ-tiv) retaining the stain or resisting decolorization by alcohol when Gram stain is applied; this is a primary characteristic of bacteria whose cell wall is composed of peptidoglycan and teichoic acids.
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retaining the stain or resisting decolorization by alcohol in Gram's method of staining, a primary characteristic of bacteria whose cell wall is composed of a thick layer of peptidologlycan with attached teichoic acids. Cf. gramnegative.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: gram-pos′i-tiv Definitions: 1. Refers to the ability of a type of bacterium to resist decolorization with alcohol after being treated with crystal violet stain, which imparts a violet color to the bacteria when viewed by light microscopy. This reaction is usually an i...
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