verb (used with object), lyophilized, lyophilizing. Biochemistry.
(of tissue, blood, serum, or the like) to dry by freezing in a high vacuum.
Also, especially British, lyophilise.

1935–40; lyophil(ic) + -ize

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lyophilize or lyophilise (laɪˈɒfɪˌlaɪz)
(tr) to dry (blood, serum, tissue, etc) by freezing in a high vacuum; freeze dry
lyophilise or lyophilise

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lyophilization ly·oph·i·li·za·tion (lī-ŏf'ə-lĭ-zā'shən)
The process of isolating a solid substance from solution by freezing the solution and vaporizing the ice away under vacuum conditions. Also called freeze-drying.

ly·oph'i·lize' (-līz') v.
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