cryopreservation

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

Definition of cryopreservation

  1. :  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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1965

First Known Use of cryopreservation

1965


Medical Dictionary

cryopreservation

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

Medical Definition of cryopreservation

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

cryopreserve

\-pri-ˈzərv\play transitive verb

cryopreserved

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cryopreserving


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