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variant of petro-1. before elements of Latin origin:
petrifaction. Unabridged
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  • Carr, whose conception in a petri dish was once so controversial, is content these days to be regarded as ordinary.
  • Our main tools were a microscope, petri dishes, an oven and patience.
  • Bees are not sterile petri dishes, but homes for many organisms including other viruses and bacteria, fungi and even mites.
  • The study was preliminary and was conducted on unprotected cells in petri dishes, so it may not be relevant for humans.
  • To demonstrate the device, they used it to grasp and maneuver tiny beads and clumps of cells in a petri dish.
  • Inevitably, this petri dish produced a mobile health startup.
  • They were clustered in a little heap, after dividing in a petri dish for almost three weeks.
  • Even college students object to being put in petri dishes over the weekend, even if they get to drink.
  • In further tests, the diseased neurons responded in petri dishes to five schizophrenia drugs.
  • Before sequencing was available at a reasonable price, microbes were identified by growing them in a petri dish.

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