in vivo

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

Definition of in vivo

:in the living body of a plant or animal

Origin and Etymology of in vivo

New Latin, literally, in the living


Medical Dictionary

in vivo

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

medical Definition of in vivo

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 :in a real-life situation
  • observing a patient's behavior in vivo

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