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

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Other Words from cryopreservation

cryopreserve \ˌkrī-​ō-​pri-​ˈzərv, ˈkrī-​ō-​pri-​ˌzərv \ transitive verb

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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 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 Sometime during the weekend of March 3, 2018, the cryopreservation tank at University Hospitals suddenly failed. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "'Our future family...is gone': Parents in two cities grieve their lost embryos," 13 Mar. 2018 The cryopreservation process frees this germplasm of pathogens and buys the material an estimated couple-thousand years of viability. Sena Christian, Newsweek, "Breakfast in Post-Apocalypse America: Inside Colorado's Fort Knox of Food," 19 Nov. 2015 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. Amy Goldstein, Washington Post, "Patients mobilize to take legal action against fertility clinics with malfunctions," 12 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 \

Medical Definition of cryopreservation 

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

Other Words from cryopreservation

cryopreserve \-​pri-​ˈzərv \ transitive verb -served; -serving

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