a precipitate obtained by controlled thawing of a previously frozen substance. Factor VIII, for treating haemophilia, is often obtained as a cryoprecipitate from frozen blood
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A precipitate that forms when soluble material is cooled, especially a precipitate rich in factor VIII that is formed when normal blood plasma is cooled.
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