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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Gram′-neg′ative*græm(adj.)

  1. (of bacteria) not retaining the violet dye when stained by Gram's method.

    Category: Microbiology, Laboratory Biology

* (often l.c.).

Origin of Gram-negative:

1905–10

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Gram-negative(adj)

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

Wiktionary

  1. gram-negative(Adjective)

    that is not stained violet by Gram's method

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