in vitro

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

Definition of in vitro

  1. :  outside the living body and in an artificial environment

Origin and Etymology of in vitro

New Latin, literally, in glass


First Known Use: circa 1894


IN VITRO Defined for English Language Learners

in vitro

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

Definition of in vitro for English Language Learners

  • : outside the body


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in vitro

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

Medical Definition of in vitro

  1. :  outside the living body and in an artificial environment <growth of cells in vitro> <in vitro studies>


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