To dry lab is to make up data in a scientific experiment, as opposed to observe or experiment in order to obtain it. Usually this is done in response to pressures to finish the experiment by unethical researchers.
It was getting past 4:30, so Kagame decided to dry lab her experiment in organic chemistry by plugging in plausible figures.
by Princess Lum July 25, 2006
To make up scientific data, especially in a science (chem, etc...) class lab.
"Dry-labbing will not be tolerated in this course!"
by ian June 12, 2004