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lyophilize

[lahy-of-uh-lahyz] /laɪˈɒf əˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), lyophilized, lyophilizing. Biochemistry
1.
(of tissue, blood, serum, or the like) to dry by freezing in a high vacuum.
Also, especially British, lyophilise.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; lyophil(ic) + -ize
Related forms
lyophilization, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lyophilize

lyophilize

/laɪˈɒfɪˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to dry (blood, serum, tissue, etc) by freezing in a high vacuum; freeze dry
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