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cryopreservation

[ krahy-oh-prez-er-vey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkraɪ oʊˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃən /
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noun
the storage of blood or living tissues at extremely cold temperatures, often -196 degrees Celsius.
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Origin of cryopreservation

1972; cryo- + preservation
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Medical definitions for cryopreservation

cryopreservation
[ krī′ō-prĕz′ər-vāshən ]

n.
Maintenance of the viability of excised tissues or organs by freezing at extremely low temperatures.

Other words from cryopreservation

cry′o•pre•serve (krī′ō-prĭ-zûrv) v.
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