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in english it’s “petri dish” but in chinese it’s “grow dish” 培養皿 except first, 皿 just fucking looks like a dish and 培養 ‘to foster’ is 培 ‘earth up; cultivate (lit. & fig.)’ (土 ‘dirt’ + 咅 ‘spit up’) + 養 ‘raise, support, grow’ (羊 ‘ram’ + 食 ‘food’) #AnnotatedHanzi