petri dishpe·tri dish
[alsoP- d-] a very shallow, cylindrical, transparent glass or plastic dish with an overlapping cover, used for the culture of microorganisms
Origin of petri dishafter J. R. Petri (1852-1921), German bacteriologist
A shallow circular dish with a loose-fitting cover, used to culture bacteria or other microorganisms.
Origin of petri dishAfter Julius Richard Petri (1852-1921), German bacteriologist
(plural petri dishes)
- Alternative spelling of Petri dish.
(plural Petri dishes)
Named after the German bacteriologist Julius Richard Petri.