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lyophilize

[lahy-of-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), ly·oph·i·lized, ly·oph·i·liz·ing. Biochemistry.
  1. (of tissue, blood, serum, or the like) to dry by freezing in a high vacuum.
Also especially British, ly·oph·i·lise.

Origin of lyophilize

First recorded in 1935–40; lyophil(ic) + -ize
Related formsly·oph·i·li·za·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lyophilize

lyophilize

lyophilise

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