cryopreservation

noun
cryo·​pres·​er·​va·​tion | \ ˌkrī-ō-ˌpre-zər-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce cryopreservation (audio) \

Definition of cryopreservation

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

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Other Words from cryopreservation

cryopreserve \ ˌkrī-​ō-​pri-​ˈzərv How to pronounce cryopreserve (audio) , ˈkrī-​ō-​pri-​ˌzərv \ transitive verb

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Williams' cryopreservation attracted extensive media attention after a former Alcor employee wrote a tell-all book, saying Williams' head had been mistreated in the Alcor lab. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "Scottsdale cryonics facility, the home of Ted Williams' head, hopes frozen dead people will live again," 17 May 2019 Developed in the 1960s to store livestock semen for breeding, the cryopreservation containers aren’t regulated any better than kitchen appliances or farm tools. Dov Fox, Vox, "The legal limbo of lost embryos," 3 July 2019 Laurence Pilgeram was Alcor's 135th patient and had been a cryopreservation member since 1991, according to the company's website. Fox News, "Montana man suing cryonics company for $1 million and return of father's frozen head," 12 June 2019 Known as cryopreservation, this step will be vital to protect the viability of tissues from human boys for future fertility. National Geographic, "First primate born using frozen testicle technique," 21 Mar. 2019 Many clinics still use older cryopreservation tanks that must be filled with liquid nitrogen by hand, and there is no standard set-up for alarms. chicagotribune.com, "Patients mobilize after malfunctions at fertility clinics damage thousands of eggs, embryos," 13 Mar. 2018 Many clinics still use older cryopreservation tanks that must be filled with liquid nitrogen by hand, and there is no standard set-up for alarms. chicagotribune.com, "Patients mobilize after malfunctions at fertility clinics damage thousands of eggs, embryos," 13 Mar. 2018 Many clinics still use older cryopreservation tanks that must be filled with liquid nitrogen by hand, and there is no standard set-up for alarms. chicagotribune.com, "Patients mobilize after malfunctions at fertility clinics damage thousands of eggs, embryos," 13 Mar. 2018 Many clinics still use older cryopreservation tanks that must be filled with liquid nitrogen by hand, and there is no standard set-up for alarms. chicagotribune.com, "Patients mobilize after malfunctions at fertility clinics damage thousands of eggs, embryos," 13 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of cryopreservation

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryopreservation

cryo- + preservation

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cryopreservation

noun
cryo·​pres·​er·​va·​tion | \ -ˌprez-ər-ˈvā-shən How to pronounce cryopreservation (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryopreservation

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

Other Words from cryopreservation

cryopreserve \ -​pri-​ˈzərv How to pronounce cryopreserve (audio) \ transitive verb cryopreserved; cryopreserving

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