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gram's stain Explained

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Gram's stain
n : 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 [syn: {Gram's
method}, {Gram method}, {Gram's procedure}, {Gram stain}]