in vitro

adverb or adjective in vi·tro \ in-ˈvē-(ˌ)trō , -ˈvi- , -ˈwē- \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of in vitro

: outside the living body and in an artificial environment

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Origin and Etymology of in vitro

New Latin, literally, in glass


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in vitro

Definition of in vitro for English Language Learners

  • : outside the body


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in vitro

adverb or adjective in vi·tro \ in-ˈvē-(ˌ)trō , -ˈvi- \

medical Definition of in vitro

: outside the living body and in an artificial environment
  • growth of cells in vitro
  • in vitro studies

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