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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.

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in view, in view of, in vino veritas, in vitro, in vitro fertilization, in vivo, in vivo fertilization, in wait, in waiting, in with, be, in your face
Compare in vitro.

Origin of in vivo

First recorded in 1900–05, in vivo is from the Latin word in vīvō in (something) alive
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British Dictionary definitions for in vivo

in vivo

/ (ɪn ˈviːvəʊ) /

adverb, adjective

(of biological processes or experiments) occurring or carried out in the living organism

Word Origin for in vivo

New Latin, literally: in a living (thing)
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Word Origin and History for in vivo

in vivo


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for in vivo

in vivo

[ vēvō ]

adj.

Within a living organism.
Related formsin vivo adv.
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Science definitions for in vivo

in vivo

[ ĭn vēvō ]

Inside a living organism. Compare in vitro.
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Culture definitions for in vivo

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.)

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