Definition of Petri dish noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Petri dish

BrE BrE//ˈpetri dɪʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpetri dɪʃ//
; BrE BrE//ˈpiːtri dɪʃ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpiːtri dɪʃ//
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a shallow covered dish used for growing bacteria, etc. in Word Originlate 19th cent.: named after Julius R. Petri (1852–1922), German bacteriologist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Petri dish