in situ

[in sahy-too, -tyoo, see-; Latin in sit-oo]
noun
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.

Origin:
1730–40; < Latin in sitū literally, in place

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in situ (ɪn ˈsɪtjuː)
 
adv, —adj
1.  in the natural, original, or appropriate position
2.  pathol (esp of a cancerous growth or tumour) not seen to be spreading from a localized position

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Medical Dictionary

in situ in si·tu (ĭn sī'tōō)
adj.

  1. In the original position.

  2. Confined to the site of origin.


in situ adv.
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in situ [(in seye-tooh, in sit-ooh)]

In the original place or arrangement: “The body was left in situ until the police arrived.” From Latin, meaning “in position.”

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Example sentences
To measure sublimation, one has to regularly weigh samples of ice in situ.
In other words the cementing material formed in situ and was not collected and
  formed separately into another structure.
These days, the consensus among conservationists is to try to manage nature
  with humans in situ.
The composite fills the crack and then hardens in situ.
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