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 That post,which appears to be a repost from user lisa.hauri, features a picture of former President Barack Obama next to a woman in a white lab coat. Chelsey Cox, USA TODAY, "Fact check: Post of Maryland lab photo misidentifies visitor, makes false Moderna claim," 31 Dec. 2020 The tests are so sensitive that even a person walking into the room without changing her lab coat might carry viral material on her clothing that would confound the test. Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, "The Plague Year," 28 Dec. 2020 Grande poses as a scientist, working in her lab coat alongside other professionals to create a sort of FrankenGrande. Natalie Morin,, "Meet Ariana Grande’s 69-ing Fembot In Her New Music Video," 18 Nov. 2020 The new video sees Grande play the part of a scientist in a high-tech lab (complete with a white lab coat and sky-high white platforms to match, of course). Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Ariana Grande’s 34+35 Video Serves Us an Army of Fashion Cyborgs," 17 Nov. 2020 At HollisterStier’s manufacturing facility in Spokane, Washington, Pete Colomb, the associate director of manufacturing, strode through a maze of corridors in a white lab coat and blue hair net. Hannah Hoag, Quartz, "Life-saving wasp venom relies on a shaky supply chain," 16 Nov. 2020 Substelny used the ‘Back To The Future’ movie theme for his decor donning a white lab coat at the robot controls and a DeLorean vehicle in his front yard. John Kuntz, cleveland, "Cleveland Heights celebrated Halloween with some coronavirus tricks," 1 Nov. 2020 Students at the University of Findlay recently received a crisp white lab coat at the College of Pharmacy’s White Coat Ceremony. Sam Boyer, cleveland, "Local collegians proudly wearing white coats," 15 Oct. 2020 Have Eyes 3 attire (which is to say a dirty lab coat covered in black feathers). Lia Beck,, "Schitt’s Creek Costumes For Halloween? Love That Journey For You," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of lab coat

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of lab coat was in 1895

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16 Jan 2021

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“Lab coat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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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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