[pee-tree] /ˈpi tri/
a shallow, circular, glass or plastic dish with a loose-fitting cover over the top and sides, used for culturing bacteria and other microorganisms.
a shallow circular flat-bottomed dish, often with a fitting cover, used in laboratories, esp for producing cultures of microorganisms
1892, named for German bacteriologist Julius Petri (1852-1922), who first devised it c.1887.
petri dish pe·tri dish (pē’trē)
A shallow circular dish with a loose-fitting cover, used to culture bacteria or other microorganisms.
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).
[pee-tree] /ˈpi tri/ noun 1. Sir (William Matthew) Flinders [flin-derz] /ˈflɪn dərz/ (Show IPA), 1853–1942, English Egyptologist and archaeologist. /ˈpɛtrɪ/ noun 1. Sir (William Matthew) Flinders. 1853–1942, British Egyptologist and archaeologist
[pe-truh-fak-shuh n] /ˌpɛ trəˈfæk ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of ; the state of being petrified. 2. something petrified. /ˌpɛtrɪˈfækʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of forming petrified organic material 2. the state of being petrified n. 1610s, from French petrification (16c.), Latinized noun of action from Middle French pétrifier (see petrify). […]
[pe-truh-fak-shuh n] /ˌpɛ trəˈfæk ʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of ; the state of being petrified. 2. something petrified. /ˌpɛtrɪˈfækʃən/ noun 1. the act or process of forming petrified organic material 2. the state of being petrified n. early 15c., “action or process of hardening,” from petrify on model of satisfaction, etc. petrifaction […]
[pe-truh-fahy] /ˈpɛ trəˌfaɪ/ verb (used with object), petrified, petrifying. 1. to convert into stone or a stony substance. 2. to benumb or paralyze with astonishment, horror, or other strong emotion: I was petrified with fear. 3. to make rigid or inert; harden; deaden: The tragedy in his life petrified his emotions. verb (used without object), […]