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laboratory

noun [C]     /ləˈbɒr.ə.tər.i/ US  /ˈlæb.rə.tɔːr.i/ (informal lab)
B1 a room or building with scientific equipment for doing scientific tests or for teaching science, or a place where chemicals or medicines are produced: research laboratories a computer laboratory Laboratory tests suggest that the new drug may be used to treat cancer.Rooms
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