Synonyms and Antonyms for grams-stain

1. Grams 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

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2. stain (v.)

color with a liquid dye or tint

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4. stain (n.)

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

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5. stain (v.)

produce or leave stains

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6. stain (n.)

the state of being covered with unclean things

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7. stain (v.)

color for microscopic study

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8. stain (v.)

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

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9. stain (n.)

an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

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