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petri dish

[pee-tree]
noun
a shallow, circular, glass or plastic dish with a loose-fitting cover over the top and sides, used for culturing bacteria and other microorganisms.

Origin:
1890–95; named after J. R. Petri (died 1921), German bacteriologist

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Petri dish (ˈpɛtrɪ)
 
n
a shallow circular flat-bottomed dish, often with a fitting cover, used in laboratories, esp for producing cultures of microorganisms
 
[C19: named after J. R. Petri (1852--1921), German bacteriologist]

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petri dish
1892, named for Ger. bacteriologist Julius Petri (1852-1922), who first devised it c.1887.
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petri dish pe·tri dish (pē'trē)
n.
A shallow circular dish with a loose-fitting cover, used to culture bacteria or other microorganisms.

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petri dish   (pē'trē)  Pronunciation Key 
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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