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-gram1 British & World English

In nouns denoting something written or recorded (especially in a certain way)

-gram2 British & World English

In nouns denoting a person paid to deliver a novelty greeting or message as a humorous surprise for the recipient

gram1 British & World English

A metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram

gram2 British & World English

Chickpeas or other pulses used as food

gram3 British & World English

Variant of gramma.

gram New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

metric unit of mass equal to one thousandth of a kilogram

gramma British & World English

One’s grandmother

gram in gramma British & World English

One’s grandmother

Gram in Gram stain British & World English

A staining technique for the preliminary identification of bacteria, in which a violet dye is applied, followed by a decolorizing agent and then a red dye. The cell walls of certain bacteria (denoted Gram-positive) retain the first dye and appear violet, while those that lose it (denoted Gram-negative) appear red

gram flour British & World English

A type of flour made by grinding dried chickpeas, widely used in Indian cooking

Gram stain British & World English

A staining technique for the preliminary identification of bacteria, in which a violet dye is applied, followed by a decolorizing agent and then a red dye. The cell walls of certain bacteria (denoted Gram-positive) retain the first dye and appear violet, while those that lose it (denoted Gram-negative) appear red

Gram stain New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

technique for distinguishing between two categories of bacteria (Gram-positive and Gram-negative)

gram-molecular weight British & World English

The quantity of a chemical compound equal to its molecular weight in grams; now usually replaced by the mole. Also called gram molecule

centimetre-gram-second system British & World English

A system of measurement using the centimetre, the gram, and the second as basic units of length, mass, and time respectively

nastygram British & World English

A particularly offensive e-mail message

gram molecule in gram-molecular weight British & World English

The quantity of a chemical compound equal to its molecular weight in grams; now usually replaced by the mole. Also called gram molecule

Gram-positive in Gram stain British & World English

A staining technique for the preliminary identification of bacteria, in which a violet dye is applied, followed by a decolorizing agent and then a red dye. The cell walls of certain bacteria (denoted Gram-positive) retain the first dye and appear violet, while those that lose it (denoted Gram-negative) appear red

Gram-negative in Gram stain British & World English

A staining technique for the preliminary identification of bacteria, in which a violet dye is applied, followed by a decolorizing agent and then a red dye. The cell walls of certain bacteria (denoted Gram-positive) retain the first dye and appear violet, while those that lose it (denoted Gram-negative) appear red

Gram-positive in Gram stain New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

technique for distinguishing between two categories of bacteria (Gram-positive and Gram-negative)

Gram-negative in Gram stain New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

technique for distinguishing between two categories of bacteria (Gram-positive and Gram-negative)


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