ly·​oph·​i·​lize lī-ˈä-fə-ˌlīz How to pronounce lyophilize (audio)
lyophilized; lyophilizing
lyophilization noun
lyophilizer noun

Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lyophilize was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“Lyophilize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition


transitive verb
variants or British lyophilise
lyophilized or British lyophilised; lyophilizing or British lyophilising
lyophilization noun
or British lyophilisation
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