cryopreserve

[ krahy-oh-pri-zurv ]

verb (used with object),cry·o·pre·served, cry·o·pre·serv·ing.Medicine/Medical.
  1. to maintain the viability of (cells, tissue, organs, etc.) by storing them at very low temperatures.

Origin of cryopreserve

1
First recorded in 1970–75; cryo- + preserve

Other words from cryopreserve

  • cry·o·pres·er·va·tion [krahy-oh-prez-er-vey-shuhn], /ˌkraɪ oʊˌprɛz ərˈveɪ ʃən/, noun

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