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the combining power, especially in grams (gram equivalent) of an element or compound, equivalent to hydrogen as a standard of 1.00797 or oxygen as a standard of 8; the atomic weight divided by the valence.
the weight of an element or compound that will combine with or displace 8 grams of oxygen or 1.007 97 grams of hydrogen Also called gram equivalent
an amount of a substance equal to its equivalent weight expressed in grams
gram equivalent n.
[gruh-mur-see] /grəˈmɜr si/ interjection 1. Archaic. (used as an exclamation expressing surprise or sudden strong feeling.) noun 2. Obsolete. . /ɡrəˈmɜːsɪ/ interjection (archaic) 1. many thanks 2. an expression of surprise, wonder, etc exclamation of thanks or surprise, c.1300, from Old French grant-merci “great thanks.”
[gram-uh-sahyd-n] /ˌgræm əˈsaɪd n/ noun, Pharmacology. 1. a crystalline, water-insoluble antibiotic obtained from tyrothrycin by extraction, used chiefly in treating local infections caused by organisms. /ˌɡræmɪˈsaɪdɪn/ noun 1. an antibiotic used in treating local Gram-positive bacterial infections: obtained from the soil bacterium Bacillus brevis gramicidin gram·i·ci·din (grām’ĭ-sīd’n) n. An antibiotic produced by a Bacillis bacterium […]
/ˌɡræmɪˈnɪkələs/ adjective 1. (esp of parasitic fungi) living on grass
[gram-uh-niv-er-uh s] /ˌgræm əˈnɪv ər əs/ adjective 1. feeding or subsisting on grass: a graminivorous bird. /ˌɡræmɪˈnɪvərəs/ adjective 1. (of animals) feeding on grass adj. “feeding on grass,” 1739, from gramini-, comb. form of Latin gramen (genitive graminis) “grass, fodder,” which perhaps ultimately is cognate with English grass, + -vorous.