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Re: Clarification please


In a message dated 11/15/2000 10:16:00 AM Central Standard Time, 
andrewl@hostahaven.com writes:

<< In Situ = in the wild
 
 Ex Situ = in the lab
 
 True, or False? >>

False

In-situ means that something is in is original or proper place, used more 
often now in medical parlance.

One might properly use it in the below example.

I took the picture of the Hosta in-situ, = the picture was taken of the Hosta 
were it was in the ground.

Or I took a picture of the flower in-situ-or while it was still attached to 
the scape.

It's used in a few diffrent ways in medicine.

The two examples that you use for the word are too limited  and restrictive 
for the words 


Paul
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