lyophilize

[ lahy-of-uh-lahyz ]
/ laɪˈɒf əˌlaɪz /

verb (used with object), ly·oph·i·lized, ly·oph·i·liz·ing. Biochemistry.

(of tissue, blood, serum, or the like) to dry by freezing in a high vacuum.

Nearby words

  1. lyons, joseph aloysius,
  2. lyophil,
  3. lyophile,
  4. lyophilic,
  5. lyophilization,
  6. lyophobe,
  7. lyophobic,
  8. lyosorption,
  9. lyotropic,
  10. lypressin

Also especially British, ly·oph·i·lise.

Origin of lyophilize

First recorded in 1935–40; lyophil(ic) + -ize

Related formsly·oph·i·li·za·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for lyophilization

lyophilize

lyophilise

/ (laɪˈɒfɪˌlaɪz) /

verb

(tr) to dry (blood, serum, tissue, etc) by freezing in a high vacuum; freeze dry
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Medicine definitions for lyophilization

lyophilization

[ lī-ŏf′ə-lĭ-zāshən ]

n.

The process of isolating a solid substance from solution by freezing the solution and vaporizing the ice away under vacuum conditions.freeze-drying
Related formsly•ophi•lize′ (-līz′) v.


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