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(1) Alive; capable of living, developing, or reproducing, as in a viable cell.

(2) Able to live on its own or outside the uterus, used of an embryo, fetus or newborn.

(3) Possible; practicable; capable of being done.


Word origin: French » Mediaeval Latin *vitabilis (“‘capable of life’”) » Latin vita (“‘life’”).
Related forms: viability.


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