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Petri dish

noun [C] uk   /ˈpet.riˌdɪʃ/  us   /ˈpiː.tri-/
a small, clear, round dish with a cover, used in scientific tests especially for growing bacteria
Translations of “Petri dish”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指用於培養細菌的)皮氏培養皿…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指用于培养细菌的)皮氏培养皿…
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