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lyophilize

[ lahy-of-uh-lahyz ]

verb (used with object)

, Biochemistry.
, ly·oph·i·lized, ly·oph·i·liz·ing.
  1. (of tissue, blood, serum, or the like) to dry by freezing in a high vacuum.


lyophilize

/ laɪˈɒfɪˌlaɪz /

verb

  1. tr to dry (blood, serum, tissue, etc) by freezing in a high vacuum; freeze dry


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Other Words From

  • ly·ophi·li·zation noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of lyophilize1

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

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