[ in vee-voh ]
/ ɪn ˈvi voʊ /
(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 the Latin word in vīvō in (something) alive
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British Dictionary definitions for in vivo
/ (ɪn ˈviːvəʊ) /
(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
Latin; "within a living organism" (see viva).
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Medicine definitions for in vivo
[ vē′vō ]
Within a living organism.
Related formsin vivo adv.
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Science definitions for in vivo
[ ĭn vē′vō ]
Inside a living organism. Compare in vitro.
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Culture definitions for 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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