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in vitro

 [in ve´tro] (L.)
within a glass; observable in a test tube; in an artificial environment.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in vit·ro

(in vē'trō), The term is properly hyphenated when used attributively (in-vitro inhibition of aldolase) but not when it stands as an adjectival or adverbial phrase (inhibition of aldolase in vitro).
In an artificial environment, referring to a process or reaction occurring therein, as in a test tube or culture medium. Compare: in vivo.
[L. in glass]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

in vitro

(ĭn vē′trō)
adv. & adj.
In an artificial environment outside a living organism: an egg fertilized in vitro; in vitro fertilization.
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in vitro

adjective Isolated from living organisms or systems, but artificially maintained; in a test tube, in glass; outside the body, or a living system.
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in vitro

Isolated from living organisms or systems, but artificially maintained; in a test tube, in glass; outside the body. Cf In vivo.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in vi·tro

(in vē'trō)
In an artificial environment, referring to a process or reaction occurring therein, as in a test tube or culture media.
Compare: in vivo
[L. in glass]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

in vitro

Occurring in the laboratory rather than in the body. Literally, ‘in glass’. Compare IN VIVO.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

in vitro

(of biological processes or reactions) made to occur outside the body of an organism in an artificial environment (vitro = glass). For example, in-vitro fertilization of human eggs in the laboratory prior to reimplantation in the mother. Compare IN VIVO.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

In vitro

A biological reaction occurring in a laboratory apparatus.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

in vitro

Term referring to a measurement or a process taking place in a test tube. Example: the measurement of the cholesterol content of the crystalline lens done in a test tube.
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann

in vi·tro

(in vē'trō)
In an artificial environment, referring to a process or reaction occurring therein, as in a test tube.
[L. in glass]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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