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Petri dish

 [pe´tre]
a round, shallow, flat-bottomed transparent glass or plastic dish with vertical sides and a similar but slightly larger dish that forms a cover; used for the culture of microorganisms on solid media and for tissue cell cultures.
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Pe·tri dish

(pē'trē),
a small, shallow, circular dish made of thin glass or clear plastic with a loosely fitting, overlapping cover used especially in microbiology for the cultivation of microorganisms on solid media; it is frequently referred to as a plate.
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petri 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

A shallow circular dish of glass or plastic with an identically shaped, loose-fitting cover, used to grow micro-organisms on a layer of culture medium. The design of the dish was suggested by an assistant of Louis Pasteur. (Richard Julius Petri, 1852–1921, German bacteriologist).
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Petri dish

see PLATE.

Petri dish

) a flat dish used to culture microorganisms.to spread cells over the surface of a medium in a culture plate.
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Petri,

Julius, German bacteriologist, 1852-1921.
Petri dish - a small shallow plate used especially in microbiology for the cultivation of microorganisms on solid media. Synonym(s): Petri plate
Petri plate - Synonym(s): Petri dish
Petri test - for proteins.
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