Gram method stain solution

(gram) [Hans Christian Joachim Gram, Danish physician, 1853–1938] see Stains and Staining Methods, under stain, and see gram-negative and gram-positive.

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  • Gram's solution — gramz n a watery solution of iodine and the iodide of potassium used in staining bacteria by Gram s stain Gram gräm Hans Christian Joachim (1853 1938) Danish physician. Gram introduced his method for the differential staining of bacteria in 1884 …   Medical dictionary

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  • Gram , Hans Christian Joachim — (1853–1938) Danish bacteriologist Gram graduated in medicine from the university in his native city of Copenhagen in 1878 and from 1883 to 1885 traveled in Europe, studying pharmacology and bacteriology. While in Berlin (1884) he discovered the… …   Scientists

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