[ 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.
THIS WEEK’S WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ IS POSITIVELY FELICIFIC
Do you study our Words of the Day with great assiduity? See how many you remember from March 30 to April 5!
Question 1 of 7
Also especially British, ly·oph·i·lise.
OTHER WORDS FROM lyophilizely·oph·i·li·za·tion, noun
Words nearby lyophilize
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
British Dictionary definitions for lyophilize
/ (laɪˈɒfɪˌlaɪz) /
(tr) to dry (blood, serum, tissue, etc) by freezing in a high vacuum; freeze dry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012