Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Word of the Year is...

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 of lyophilize
1935-1940
1935-40; lyophil(ic) + -ize
Related forms
lyophilization, noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for lyophilised

lyophilize

/laɪˈɒfɪˌlaɪz/
verb
1.
(transitive) to dry (blood, serum, tissue, etc) by freezing in a high vacuum; freeze dry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for lyophilize

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for lyophilised

0
21
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for lyophilised