cryobiology

[ krahy-oh-bahy-ol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌkraɪ oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the study of the effects of very low temperatures on living organisms and biological systems.

Origin of cryobiology

First recorded in 1955–60; cryo- + biology

Related forms

cry·o·bi·o·log·i·cal [krahy-oh-bahy-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌkraɪ oʊˌbaɪ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivecry·o·bi·ol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cryobiology

cryobiology

/ (ˌkraɪəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the branch of biology concerned with the study of the effects of very low temperatures on organisms

Derived Forms

cryobiologist, noun
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Medicine definitions for cryobiology

cryobiology

[ krī′ō-bī-ŏlə-jē ]

n.

The study of the effects of very low temperatures on living organisms.

Related forms

cry′o•bi′o•logi•cal (-bī′ə-lŏjĭ-kəl) adj.cry′o•bi•olo•gist n.
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Science definitions for cryobiology

cryobiology

[ krī′ō-bī-ŏlə-jē ]

The scientific study of the effects of very low temperatures on living organisms.
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