in situ

views updated May 09 2018

in si·tu / ˌin ˈsītoō; ˈsē-/ • adv. & adj. in its original place: [as adv.] mosaics and frescoes have been left in situ | [as adj.] a collection of in situ pumping engines. ∎  in position: [as adv.] her guests were all in situ.

in situ

views updated May 29 2018

in situ. On site, or in position or location. It refers to work done on site, e.g. concrete poured on site rather than pre-cast in a factory.

in situ

views updated May 23 2018

in situ (in sit-yoo) adj.
1. in the natural or original position.

2. describing a cancer that has not undergone metastasis to invade surrounding tissue.