- the storage of blood or living tissues at extremely cold temperatures, often -196 degrees Celsius.
Origin of cryopreservation
1972; cryo- + preservation
- to maintain the viability of (cells, tissue, organs, etc.) by storing them at very low temperatures.
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- Maintenance of the viability of excised tissues or organs by freezing at extremely low temperatures.
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