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(plāt )

[Fr. plate, something flat]

1. A thin, flattened part or portion, such as a flattened process of a bone.
SYN: SEE: lamella; SEE: lamina
2. A full denture. The term is not considered correct.
3. A shallow covered dish for culturing microorganisms.
4. To inoculate and culture microorganisms in a culture plate.

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