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in vivo

[ in -vee-voh ]
/ ɪn ˈvi voʊ /
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adverb, adjective
(of a biological process) occurring or made to occur within a living organism or natural setting.
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Compare in vitro.

Origin of in vivo

First recorded in 1900–05, in vivo is from Latin 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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Medical definitions for in vivo

in vivo
[ vēvō ]

adj.
Within a living organism.

Other words from in vivo

in vivo adv.
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Scientific definitions for in vivo

in vivo
[ ĭn vēvō ]

Inside a living organism. Compare in vitro.
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Cultural 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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