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adverb & adjectiveBiology
(of processes) performed or taking place in a living organism.[as adverb] ‘fluid transport was measured in vivo’The opposite of in vitro[as adjective] ‘in vivo studies in animals’
- ‘An in vivo human bronchial xenograft model system was used to simultaneously analyze electrolyte and fluid transport defects in fully differentiated human cystic fibrosis (CF) and non-CF proximal airways.’
- ‘Resin plates were contaminated in vivo upon intraoral use by 10 volunteers for 7 nights.’
Early 20th century: Latin, literally in a living thing.
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