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laboratory

noun, lab·o·ra·to·ry often attributive \ˈla-b(ə-)rə-ˌtr-ē sometimes ˈla-bə(r)-ˌ or lə-ˈbr-ə-ˌ, British usually lə-ˈbär-ə-t(ə-)rē\

: a room or building with special equipment for doing scientific experiments and tests

plural lab·o·ra·to·ries

Full Definition of LABORATORY

1
a :  a place equipped for experimental study in a science or for testing and analysis; broadly :  a place providing opportunity for experimentation, observation, or practice in a field of study
b :  a place like a laboratory for testing, experimentation, or practice
2
:  an academic period set aside for laboratory work

Examples of LABORATORY

  1. experiments conducted in a modern laboratory

Origin of LABORATORY

Medieval Latin laboratorium, from Latin laborare to labor, from labor
First Known Use: 1605

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laboratory

noun , lab·o·ra·to·ry often attrib \ˈlab-(ə-)rə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtr-, British usually lə-ˈbär-ə-t(ə-)rē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lab·o·ra·to·ries

Medical Definition of LABORATORY

:  a place equipped for experimental study in a science or for testing and analysis

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