Danish bacteriologist who in 1884 developed a method of staining bacteria, called Gram’s stain or Gram’s dye, that is used to identify and classify bacteria, often from samples of infected body fluids. The classification, called gram-negative or gram-positive, can be useful in the initial selection of antibiotics to treat the infection.
- Hans christian oersted
[ur-sted; Danish œr-stith] /ˈɜr stɛd; Danish ˈœr stɪð/ noun 1. Hans Christian [hahns kris-tyahn] /hɑns ˈkrɪs tyɑn/ (Show IPA), 1777–1851, Danish physicist. /ˈɜːstɛd/ noun 1. the cgs unit of magnetic field strength; the field strength that would cause a unit magnetic pole to experience a force of 1 dyne in a free space. It is […]
[hans] /hæns/ noun 1. . /hæns/ noun 1. a medieval guild of merchants 2. a fee paid by the new members of a medieval trading guild 3.
[han-see-at-ik] /ˌhæn siˈæt ɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Hanseatic League or to any of the towns belonging to it. noun 2. any of the towns belonging to the Hanseatic League. /ˌhænsɪˈætɪk/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Hanseatic League noun 2. a member of the Hanseatic League 1610s, from Hanseatic League, […]
noun 1. a medieval league of towns of northern Germany and adjacent countries for the promotion and protection of commerce. noun 1. a commercial association of towns in N Germany formed in the mid-14th century to protect and control trade. It was at its most powerful in the 15th century Also called Hansa, Hanse