lyophilize

verb ly·oph·i·lize \ lī-ˈä-fə-ˌlīz \

Definition of lyophilize

lyophilized; lyophilizing
transitive verb

lyophilization

play \lī-ˌä-fə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

lyophilizer

play \lī-ˈä-fə-ˌlī-zər\ noun

First Known Use of lyophilize

1938


Medical Dictionary

lyophilize

transitive verb ly·oph·i·lize
variants: or British lyophilise play \lī-ˈäf-ə-ˌlīz\

medical Definition of lyophilize

lyophilized or British lyophilised; lyophilizing or British lyophilising

lyophilization

or British lyophilisation play \-ˌäf-ə-lə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

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