lab coat


Definition of lab coat

: a loose-fitting usually white coat with deep pockets that is worn in a laboratory or medical facility

Examples of lab coat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Someone who dons an inventor’s lab coat online is more creative at real-world meetings. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021 People will really believe anything an attractive young blonde woman in a lab coat says, huh? Emma Specter, Vogue, 4 Mar. 2022 Hesse put on a red hairnet, a blue lab coat, and a pair of white plastic clogs—mandatory cavewear—and made her way down a spiral staircase. Eric Lach, The New Yorker, 25 Oct. 2021 Kira, 32, shows up in a doctor's lab coat with nothing but red lingerie on underneath. Kristen Baldwin,, 4 Jan. 2022 Uba, who also worked as a frontline worker at the University Hospital of Galway, shared her thoughts via her Instagram page, rocking a lab coat and her new emerald green bedazzled crown on Friday, Sept. 10. Kevin L. Clark, Essence, 13 Sep. 2021 Habte would appear in one place, in her crisp white lab coat and with her large purse on her shoulder, then suddenly reappear in another. Los Angeles Times, 10 Dec. 2021 Here’s this little guy swinging from a steam pipe dressed in a white lab coat over a lab bench, that would eventually become my lab bench, with students standing around drinking American beer. Frederick N. Rasmussen,, 24 Nov. 2021 Samuel Oliver, of Valley City was among 49 students at the University of Findlay who recently received a crisp white lab coat at the College of Pharmacy’s White Coat Ceremony. Sam Boyer, cleveland, 30 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of lab coat

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Lab coat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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Medical Definition of lab coat

: a thin, loose, usually white, knee-length coat with deep pockets that is typically worn in a laboratory or medical office


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