in vitro

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

Definition of in vitro

:outside the living body and in an artificial environment

Origin and Etymology of in vitro

New Latin, literally, in glass


IN VITRO Defined for English Language Learners

in vitro

adjective

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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