Friday, April 20, 2007

Word of the day #33: in situ

in si·tu /ɪn ˈsaɪtu, -tyu, ˈsi-; Lat. ɪn ˈsɪtu/ Pronunciation Key - [in sahy-too, -tyoo, see-; Lat. in sit-oo]
1. situated in the original, natural, or existing place or position: The archaeologists were able to date the vase because it was found in situ.
2. Medicine/Medical.
a. in place or position; undisturbed.
b. in a localized state or condition: carcinoma in situ.

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