in silico

[ in sil-i-koh ]

adverb, adjective
  1. (of a scientific experiment or scientific research) modeled or simulated on a computer, rather than in a living organism, a natural setting, or a controlled experimental environment:An increasing amount of scientific work is performed in silico, with the entire process, from experiment to publication, performed by computer.The data was obtained from the results of an in silico analysis of four different treatments.: Compare in vitro, in vivo.

Origin of in silico

First recorded in 1985–90; on the pattern of in vitro, with substitution of vitro with silico, based on silicon

Words Nearby in silico Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023