Definition of in vitro in English:

in vitro

Pronunciation /in ˈvēˌtrō/ /ɪn ˈviˌtroʊ/

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adjective

Biology
  • (of a process) performed or taking place in a test tube, culture dish, or elsewhere outside a living organism.

    The opposite of in vivo

    ‘in vitro fertilization’
    • ‘In vitro expression of protein is used in functional genomics as a bridge between traditional genomics and proteomics.’
    • ‘In vitro fertilization, or IVF, has helped thousands of couples achieve pregnancy.’

adverb

Biology
  • In a test tube, culture dish, or elsewhere outside a living organism.

    The opposite of in vivo

    • ‘the parasites could not be grown in vitro’

Origin

Late 19th century Latin, literally ‘in glass’.