Definition of in vitro adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


in vitro

BrE BrE//ɪn ˈviːtrəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪn ˈviːtroʊ//
(from Latin, biology) Experiments and research
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(of processes) taking place outside a living body, in scientific apparatus in vitro experiments the development of in vitro fertilization see also IVF See related entries: Experiments and research Word OriginLatin, literally ‘in glass’.

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