in vitroin vi·tro
outside or isolated from the living organism and in a test tube or other artificial environment: in vitro fertilization
Origin of in vitroL, literally , in glass
In an artificial environment outside a living organism: an egg fertilized in vitro; in vitro fertilization.
Origin of in vitroNew Latin in vitrō Latin in in Latin vitrō ablative of vitrum glass
- In an artificial environment outside the living organism.
From Latin in vitro (“within the glass”)
- Alternative spelling of in vitro. (as attributive adjective)