petri dish [pee-tree] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN 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 of petri dish 1890–95; named after J. R. Petri (died 1921), German bacteriologist Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for petri dish Historical Examples of petri dish
The colonies of bacteria shown in the petri-dish test made of the washings from wall paper further supports these findings.
Henry A. Gardner
British Dictionary definitions for petri dish Petri dish noun a shallow circular flat-bottomed dish, often with a fitting cover, used in laboratories, esp for producing cultures of microorganisms Word Origin for Petri dish C19: named after J. R. Petri (1852–1921), German bacteriologist Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for petri dish n.
1892, named for German bacteriologist Julius Petri (1852-1922), who first devised it c.1887.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper petri dish in Medicine petri dish [pē′trē] n. A shallow circular dish with a loose-fitting cover, used to culture bacteria or other microorganisms. The American Heritage® Stedman’s Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. petri dish in Science petri dish [pē′trē] 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). The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.