Synonyms and Antonyms for gram-method

1. Gram method (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

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2. Gram-negative (adj.)

(of bacteria) being of or relating to a bacterium that does not retain the violet stain used in Gram's method

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3. Gram-positive (adj.)

(of bacteria) being or relating to a bacterium that retains the violet stain used in Gram's method

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4. gram-atomic weight (n.)

the quantity of an element whose weight in grams is numerically equal to the atomic weight of the element

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5. method (n.)

a way of doing something, especially a systematic way; implies an orderly logical arrangement (usually in steps)

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6. method (n.)

an acting technique introduced by Stanislavsky in which the actor recalls emotions or reactions from his or her own life and uses them to identify with the character being portrayed

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7. gram (n.)

a metric unit of weight equal to one thousandth of a kilogram

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8. Gram (n.)

Danish physician and bacteriologist who developed a method of staining bacteria to distinguish among them (1853-1938)

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