Petri-dish definition

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A shallow circular dish with a loose-fitting cover, used to culture bacteria or other microorganisms.
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A very shallow, cylindrical, transparent glass or plastic dish with an overlapping cover, used for the culture of microorganisms.
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A shallow circular dish with a loose-fitting cover, used to culture bacteria or other microorganisms.
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A shallow, circular dish with a loose cover, usually made of transparent glass or plastic and used to grow cultures of microorganisms. The petri dish is named after German bacteriologist Julius Richard Petri (1852–1921).
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Alternative spelling of Petri dish.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
petri-dish
Plural:
petri-dishes

Origin of petri-dish

  • After Julius Richard Petri (1852–1921), German bacteriologist

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after the German bacteriologist Julius Richard Petri.

    From Wiktionary