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Gram-variable

[gram-vair-ee-uh-buh l] /ˈgræmˈvɛər i ə bəl/
adjective, (often lowercase)
1.
of or pertaining to bacteria that stain irregularly with Gram's stain, being neither Gram-positive nor Gram-negative.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; see Gram's method
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