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in vivo

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adverb or adjective in vi·vo \in-ˈvē-(ˌ)vō, -ˈwē-(ˌ)wō\

Definition of in vivo

  1. :  in the living body of a plant or animal



Origin and Etymology of in vivo

New Latin, literally, in the living


First Known Use: 1901


Medical Dictionary

in vivo

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adverb or adjective in vi·vo \in-ˈvē-(ˌ)vō\

Medical Definition of in vivo

  1. 1:  in the living body of a plant or animal <in vivo synthesis of DNA> <microorganisms are not ordinarily destroyed in vivo by bacteriostatic drugs—Journal of the American Medical Association>

  2. 2:  in a real-life situation <observing a patient's behavior in vivo>




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