lyophile

adjective
lyo·​phile | \ ˈlī-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce lyophile (audio) \

Definition of lyophile

1 : of or relating to freeze-drying
2 or lyophiled \ ˈlī-​ə-​ˌfī(-​ə)ld How to pronounce lyophiled (audio) \ : obtained by freeze-drying

First Known Use of lyophile

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Lyophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyophile. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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lyophile

adjective
lyo·​phile | \ ˈlī-ə-ˌfīl How to pronounce lyophile (audio) \
variants: also lyophil \ -​ˌfil How to pronounce lyophil (audio) \

Medical Definition of lyophile

2a : of or relating to freeze-drying
b or lyophiled \ -​ˌfīld How to pronounce lyophiled (audio) \ : obtained by freeze-drying

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