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in vivo

[in vee-voh] /ɪn ˈvi voʊ/
adverb, adjective
(of a biological process) occurring or made to occur within a living organism or natural setting.
Compare in vitro.
Origin of in vivo
First recorded in 1900-05, in vivo is from the Latin word in vīvō in (something) alive Unabridged
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adjective, adverb
(music) (in combination) with life and vigour: allegro vivo
Word Origin
Italian: lively

in vivo

/ɪn ˈviːvəʊ/
adverb, adjective
(of biological processes or experiments) occurring or carried out in the living organism
Word Origin
New Latin, literally: in a living (thing)
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in vivo

Latin; "within a living organism" (see viva).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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vivo in Medicine

in vivo in vi·vo (vē'vō)
Within a living organism.

in vivo adv.
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vivo in Science
in vivo
  (ĭn vē'vō)   
Inside a living organism. Compare in vitro.
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vivo in Culture
in vivo [(in vee-voh)]

In nature; literally, “in life.” In vivo conditions are distinguished from those that might exist only in a laboratory. (Compare in vitro.)

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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