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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The women introduced new aesthetic choices to note — such as the fact that nearly all of them wore square-cut, collarless jackets or brightly colored blazers, occasionally long enough to suggest a lab coat. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Silicon Valley brings its “humanist,” “minimalist” aesthetic to Brooklyn.," 31 Oct. 2018 The atmosphere is a more successful tech startup than Cheech and Chong, with employees in white lab coats, disposable jumpsuits or black T-shirts, all bearing the company’s retro script logo. Ian Austen, The Seattle Times, "Dreams of big profits as marijuana becomes legal in Canada," 16 Oct. 2018 Indeed, while the 21st-century image of a genius may wear a white lab coat (or, perhaps, a black turtleneck and wire-rim glasses), for most of human history, the word’s meaning defied such distinctions. Vogue, "Isn’t It Genius? Moncler Will Smarten Up Your Fall Wardrobe," 4 Oct. 2018 Hospital workers in lab coats were seen gathering outside the hospital in pictures posted on social media. Fox News, "The Latest: Husband killed wife, himself over her illness," 8 Aug. 2018 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

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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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