[krahy-oh-pri-zurv] /ˌkraɪ oʊ prɪˈzɜrv/
verb (used with object), cryopreserved, cryopreserving. Medicine/Medical.
to maintain the viability of (cells, tissue, organs, etc.) by storing them at very low temperatures.
- Cryopreserved embryo
noun See frozen embryo
[krahy-uh-prohb] /ˈkraɪ əˌproʊb/ noun 1. an instrument used in cryosurgery, having a supercooled tip for applying extreme cold to diseased tissue in order to remove or destroy it. cryoprobe cry·o·probe (krī’ə-prōb’) n. A surgical instrument used to apply extreme cold to tissues during cryosurgery.
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.
cryoprotein cry·o·pro·tein (krī’ō-prō’tēn’, -tē-ĭn) n. A protein, such as cryoglobulin, that precipitates from solution when cooled and redissolves upon warming.