Synonyms and Antonyms for gram-stain

1. Gram 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


2. stain (v.)

color with a liquid dye or tint


4. stain (n.)

(microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible


5. stain (v.)

produce or leave stains


6. stain (n.)

the state of being covered with unclean things

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7. stain (v.)

color for microscopic study


8. stain (v.)

make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically


9. gram (n.)

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


10. Gram (n.)

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