[krahy-oh-prez-er-vey-shuh n]

Origin of cryopreservation

1972; cryo- + preservation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

cryopreservation in Medicine


  1. Maintenance of the viability of excised tissues or organs by freezing at extremely low temperatures.
Related formscry′o•pre•serve (krī′ō-prĭ-zûrv) v.
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