in vitro
adverb or adjective Etymology: New Latin, literally, in glass Date: circa 1894 outside the living body and in an artificial environment

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • In vitro toxicology — In vitro toxicity testing is the scientific analysis of the effects of toxic chemical substances on cultured bacteria or mammalian cells. In vitro (literally in glass ) testing methods are employed primarily to identify potentially hazardous… …   Wikipedia

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  • in vitro fertilization — noun Date: 1969 fertilization of an egg in a laboratory dish or test tube; specifically fertilization by mixing sperm with eggs surgically removed from an ovary followed by uterine implantation of one or more of the resulting fertilized eggs… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • In situ — (pronEng|ɪn siːˈtuː) is a Latin phrase meaning in the place . It is used in many different contexts. AerospaceIn the aerospace industry, equipment on board aircraft must be tested in situ , or in place, to confirm everything functions properly as …   Wikipedia

  • In vivo — (Latin: within the living) means that which takes place inside an organism . In science, in vivo refers to experimentation done in or on the living tissue of a whole, living organism as opposed to a partial or dead one or a controlled environment …   Wikipedia

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