lyophile

adjective

lyo·​phile ˈlī-ə-ˌfī(-ə)l How to pronounce lyophile (audio)
1
: of or relating to freeze-drying
2
or lyophiled : obtained by freeze-drying

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of lyophile was in 1934

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“Lyophile.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lyophile. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

lyophile

adjective
lyo·​phile ˈlī-ə-ˌfīl How to pronounce lyophile (audio)
variants also lyophil
1
2
a
: of or relating to freeze-drying
b
or lyophiled : obtained by freeze-drying
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