in vitro

adverb or adjective
in vi·​tro | \ in-ˈvē-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce in vitro (audio) , -ˈvi-, -ˈwē- How to pronounce in vitro (audio) \

Definition of in vitro

: outside the living body and in an artificial environment

Examples of in vitro in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These results were further corroborated by in vitro experiments. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 14 Apr. 2022 Studies show that most in vitro studies are carried out on male cells, and a 2005 review found that 79% of pain studies used only male mice. Laine Bruzek, Fortune, 10 June 2022 Many questions about the birds’ magnetic compass remain, including whether the magnetic field effects on robin Cry4a observed in vitro also exist in vivo. Henrik Mouritsen, Scientific American, 1 Apr. 2022 Burwinkel said his practice helps over 2,000 pregnancies a year from in vitro and medication treatments. cleveland, 26 May 2022 These results were confirmed by in vitro experimentation and are in line with clinical data. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 25 Apr. 2022 Resistance is documented for remdesivir in vitro, however, to date no example of remdesivir resistance has been documented. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 The astronauts will also be conducting experiments on in vitro stem cells. Jeffrey Kluger, Time, 8 Apr. 2022 To date, in vitro and animal studies have documented specific postbiotic components that show antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects; inhibit the growth of cancer cells; and protect immune health. Washington Post, 17 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of in vitro

circa 1894, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for in vitro

New Latin, literally, in glass

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13 Aug 2022

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“In vitro.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20vitro. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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in vitro

adverb or adjective
in vi·​tro | \ in-ˈvē-(ˌ)trō How to pronounce in vitro (audio) , -ˈvi- How to pronounce in vitro (audio) \

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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