lab coat


Definition of lab coat 

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

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Half of the students in the meta-analysis drew scientists wearing lab coats. Ben Guarino,, "Only 3 in 10 kids asked to draw a scientist drew a woman; but that's more than ever," 21 Mar. 2018 Inside, members of his team work in tandem, like pieces on a chessboard: Scientists in white lab coats and chefs in black aprons, conjuring up recipes for more healthful foods, beverages, and snacks. Janelle Nanos,, "Can Adam Melonas cook up a food revolution from his secretive Fenway lab?," 27 June 2018 The bronze statue in the Capitol building shows a woman sitting sideways in a chair, wearing a starched lab coat over a skirt and high-heeled shoes. Eliza Mcgraw, Smithsonian, "Florence Sabin Pioneered Her Way in Medical Science, Then Made Sure Other Women Could Do the Same," 6 July 2018 Babies rode in pouches, doctors stood in lab coats, and seniors stepped cautiously over the uneven ground. Stephanie Farr,, "Thousands in Philadelphia protest ICE and Trump," 30 June 2018 Wong still worries about seeing a lab coat on the rack during a fitting for a new show. Karen Ho, GQ, "BD Wong Doesn't Want Fame—He Wants Success," 27 June 2018 His light-blue lab coat detaches simply at the waist, thanks to a row of buttons. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Occhii, a Buzzy New York Label, Creates Clothes From Discarded Scarves," 11 June 2018 One morning in the school’s herb lab, blue rubber gloves and a lab coat concealed Williams’s huge tattooed arms. Elif Batuman, The New Yorker, "Why the N.F.L.’s Ricky Williams Suggests Cannabis for Constipation," 30 Apr. 2018 At each stop the viewer has the opportunity to meet the people under the lab coats as Kamen and Colan ask the researchers to explain the methodologies, failures and breakthroughs that have defined their work. Larry Greenemeier, Scientific American, "The Dean of Invention: Segway Mastermind Probes Sci-Tech's Future [Video]," 21 Oct. 2010

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1960, in the meaning defined above

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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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