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 But dip even the most blood-befouled corset in a tub of warm water and swish, swish, swish — Lucy’s lace nightgown, or a doctor’s lab coat — is restored to its original snowy sheen. Mary Carole Mccauley,, "How does Baltimore’s ’Dracula’ get so gruesome? Meet the people behind the stage show’s blood and gore," 24 Oct. 2019 Imagine instead the blueberries at McDonald’s were likely mixed into the batter with the assistance of a giant machine, watched over by some dude wearing a lab coat, a hair net and safety goggles. Tim Carman, Washington Post, "McDonald’s new Blueberry McGriddles sandwich is an HOV lane to a sugar crash," 19 July 2019 Art world party-goers wandered throughout, as waiters wearing lab coats offered trays of wine, empanadas, and white chocolate truffles—all of which were inspired by the cinematic work of the artists' San San Universe. Jaimie Potters, Town & Country, "The Art World Took Over London For Frieze Week," 10 Oct. 2019 About 15 of the marchers wore white lab coats, most of them medical students from area universities., "Other times, the 52-year-old vice president of the Boston Users Union hands out sterile syringes, she said, and collects needles discarded near Massachusetts Avenue and Albany Street, where a rally she had organized to demand respect for those seeking addiction services there was held on Saturday.," 29 Sep. 2019 Four receptionists sit behind the front desk, each wearing perfect teeth and an embroidered lab coat, pointedly ignoring the drumming. Summer Block, Longreads, "Better Late," 23 Aug. 2019 One recent afternoon, Mansuy donned a fresh lab coat and blue sanitary booties and gently cracked the door of a darkened room at her lab at UZH. Andrew Curry, Science | AAAS, "Parents’ emotional trauma may change their children’s biology. Studies in mice show how," 18 July 2019 Wearing purple latex gloves, safety glasses, and a white lab coat, 17-year-old Angel Muthemba dispensed a pipette filled with DNA into the ridge of a measuring device. Alison Kuznitz,, "Science in their DNA: Internship at Harvard affiliate inspires high school students," 21 Aug. 2019 The Islamic State claims responsibility after gunmen wearing white lab coats storm a military hospital in Kabul, killing 50 people. Washington Post, "A look at deadliest attacks in Afghanistan in recent years," 18 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of lab coat

1895, in the meaning defined above

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12 Dec 2019

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“Lab coat.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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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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