Cryopreservations



[krahy-oh-prez-er-vey-shuh n] /ˌkraɪ oʊˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
the storage of blood or living tissues at extremely cold temperatures, often -196 degrees Celsius.
[krahy-oh-pri-zurv] /ˌkraɪ oʊ prɪˈzɜrv/
verb (used with object), cryopreserved, cryopreserving. Medicine/Medical.
1.
to maintain the viability of (cells, tissue, organs, etc.) by storing them at very low temperatures.

cryopreservation cry·o·pres·er·va·tion (krī’ō-prěz’ər-vā’shən)
n.
Maintenance of the viability of excised tissues or organs by freezing at extremely low temperatures.
cry’o·pre·serve’ (krī’ō-prĭ-zûrv’) v.

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    cryoprotectant cry·o·pro·tec·tant (krī’ō-prə-tək’tənt) n. A substance used to protect cells or tissues from damage during freezing. cry’o·pro·tec’tant adj. cry’o·pro·tec’tive adj.



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