- (of tissue, blood, serum, or the like) to dry by freezing in a high vacuum.
Also especially British, ly·oph·i·lise.
Origin of lyophilize
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- (tr) to dry (blood, serum, tissue, etc) by freezing in a high vacuum; freeze dry
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- The process of isolating a solid substance from solution by freezing the solution and vaporizing the ice away under vacuum conditions.freeze-drying
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