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Pronunciation: lab'o-ra-to're, lab'ra-

Definition: A place equipped for the performance of tests, experiments, and investigative procedures and for the preparation of reagents, therapeutic chemical materials, and so on.

[Mediev. L. laboratorium, a workplace, fr. L. laboro, pp. -atus, to labor]

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