[ krahy-oh-prez-er-vey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkraɪ oʊˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃən /
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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
Words nearby cryopreservation
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How to use cryopreservation in a sentence
The report also suggests that specimens could be preserved by cryopreservation, cooling them to very low temperatures.Scientists want to build a Noah’s Ark for the human microbiome|Carolyn Beans|June 11, 2020|Science News
Medical definitions for cryopreservation
[ krī′ō-prĕz′ər-vā′shən ]
Maintenance of the viability of excised tissues or organs by freezing at extremely low temperatures.
Other words from cryopreservationcry′o•pre•serve′ (krī′ō-prĭ-zûrv′) v.
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