cryopreservation

cryopreservation

[krahy-oh-prez-er-vey-shuhn]
noun
the storage of blood or living tissues at extremely cold temperatures, often -196 degrees Celsius.

Origin:
1972; cryo- + preservation

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cryopreservation cry·o·pres·er·va·tion (krī'ō-prěz'ər-vā'shən)
n.
Maintenance of the viability of excised tissues or organs by freezing at extremely low temperatures.


cry'o·pre·serve' (krī'ō-prĭ-zûrv') v.
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cryopreservation

the preservation of cells and tissue by freezing

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