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in vitro (ɪn ˈviːtrəʊ Pronunciation for in vitro


adverb, adjective

  1. (of biological processes or reactions) made to occur outside the living organism in an artificial environment, such as a culture medium

Word Origin

New Latin, literally: in glass

Example Sentences Including 'in vitro'

* In 1978, an English medical team was the first to achieve the first live human birth from in vitro fertilisation.
The Australian (2004)
Another statistic that's set to rise is the number of children conceived by in vitro fertilisation (IVF).
British Medical Journal (2002)
Between 30,000 and 75,000 American women are made pregnant by in vitro methods each year.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
She'd tried to get pregnant with Konigsberg through in vitro fertilization but was unsuccessful.
Toronto Sun (2003)
There is now a one in five chance that she will need in vitro fertilisation (IVF) treatment to conceive in the future.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
{ in vitro } Describing biological experiments or observations conducted outside an organism, for example in a test tube.
McCahill, T. A. Biology Basic Facts


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