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lyophilize

[ lahy-of-uh-lahyz ]
/ la瑟藞蓲f 蓹藢la瑟z /
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verb (used with object), ly路oph路i路lized, ly路oph路i路liz路ing.Biochemistry.
(of tissue, blood, serum, or the like) to dry by freezing in a high vacuum.
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Also especially British, ly路oph路i路lise .

Origin of lyophilize

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

OTHER WORDS FROM lyophilize

ly路oph路i路li路za路tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lyophilize

lyophilize

lyophilise

/ (la瑟藞蓲f瑟藢la瑟z) /

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