Definition of Petri dish

1. Noun. A shallow dish used to culture bacteria.

Generic synonyms: Dish

Definition of Petri dish

1. Noun. A shallow glass dish, with a loose-fitting cover, used to culture bacteria. ¹

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Medical Definition of Petri dish

1. 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. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Petri Dish

Petit's aponeurosis
Petit's canals
Petit's hernia
Petit's ligament
Petit's lumbar triangle
Petit's sinus
Petrarchan sonnet
Petrarchan sonnets
Petri dish (current term)
Petri dishes
Petri net
Petrified Forest National Park
Petromyzon marinus

Literary usage of Petri dish

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1. The Microscope: An Introduction to Microscopic Methods and to Histology by Simon Henry Gage (1917)
"Over it is then screwed or nailed a rubber ring slightly smaller than the Petri dish. This will stretch and receive the dish, and grasp it firmly, ..."

2. A Manual of Bacteriology by Herbert Upham Williams (1908)
"The most convenient form of plate is that known as a Petri dish, a small glass dish ... When the tube has cooled, lift the cover of the Petri dish a little, ..."

3. Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Sewage by American Chemical Society (1917)
"One cc. of the sample or dilution shall be used for plating and shall be placed in the Petri dish, first. Ten cc. of liquefied medium at a temperature of ..."

4. The Microscope: An Introduction to Microscopic Methods and to Histology by Simon Henry Gage (1920)
"Otherwise the board holding the Petri dish must be on a separate support (fig. ... The black background can be put on the lower stage and the Petri dish or ..."

5. Text-book of Bacteriology by Carl Fraenkel, Joseph Hatch Linsley (1891)
"... Potato Cultures ; Beef-bouillon Gelatin and Agar-agar ; Uses of Food Media for Obtaining and Maintaining Pure Cultures ; Plate Cultures ; Petri dish ..."

6. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1912)
"This wire gauze supported a Petri dish of 3 inches diameter which contained ... A second Petri dish of almost the same diameter as the desiccator was ..."

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