cryoprotective

adjective
cryo·​pro·​tec·​tive | \ ˌkrī-ō-prə-ˈtek-tiv How to pronounce cryoprotective (audio) \

Definition of cryoprotective

: serving to protect against the deleterious effects of freezing an intracellular cryoprotective agent

Other Words from cryoprotective

cryoprotectant \ ˌkrī-​ō-​prə-​ˈtek-​tənt How to pronounce cryoprotective (audio) \ noun or adjective

First Known Use of cryoprotective

1965, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryoprotective

cryo- + protective

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“Cryoprotective.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryoprotective. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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cryoprotective

adjective
cryo·​pro·​tec·​tive | \ ˌkrī-ō-prə-ˈtek-tiv How to pronounce cryoprotective (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryoprotective

: serving to protect against the deleterious effects of subjection to freezing temperatures a cryoprotective agent

Other Words from cryoprotective

cryoprotectant \ -​tənt How to pronounce cryoprotective (audio) \ noun or adjective

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