One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
adjective & adverbBiology
(of a process) performed or taking place in a test tube, culture dish, or elsewhere outside a living organism.as adjective ‘in vitro fertilization’The opposite of in vivoas adverb ‘the parasites could not be grown in vitro’
- ‘In vitro expression of protein is used in functional genomics as a bridge between traditional genomics and proteomics.’
- ‘In vitro fertilization, or IVF, has helped thousands of couples achieve pregnancy.’
Late 19th century: Latin, literally ‘in glass’.
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