from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A shallow circular dish with a loose-fitting cover, used to culture bacteria or other microorganisms.
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- n. Alternative spelling of Petri dish.
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- n. a shallow dish used to culture bacteria
After Julius Richard Petri (1852-1921), German bacteriologist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)