cryopreservation

noun cryo·pres·er·va·tion \ ˌkrī-ō-ˌpre-zər-ˈvā-shən \

Definition of cryopreservation

: preservation (as of cells) by subjection to extremely low temperatures

cryopreserve

play \ˌkrī-ō-pri-ˈzərv, ˈkrī-ō-pri-ˌzərv\ transitive verb

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First Known Use of cryopreservation

1965


Medical Dictionary

cryopreservation

noun cryo·pres·er·va·tion \ -ˌprez-ər-ˈvā-shən \

medical Definition of cryopreservation

: preservation (as of sperm or eggs) by subjection to extremely low temperatures

cryopreserve

play \-pri-ˈzərv\ transitive verb -served; -serving

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