In-silico meaning

ĭn sĭl'ĭ-kō
By computer modeling.

A hypothesis that was tested in silico but not in vitro; in silico analysis.

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(computing) In computer simulation or in virtual reality.

He was able to dissect the frog in silico.

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Origin of in-silico

  • Latin in in pseudo-Latin silicō (from English silicon) (on the model of in vitro) (in vivo etc., in reference to the silicon chips in computers)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • By analogy with Latin in vitro (“in glass"), used to refer to experiments in a test tube, using silicon to represent computing. At the time of the coining, computing was normally performed with silicon chips.
    From Wiktionary