Definition of lyophilize in English:

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Pronunciation: /līˈäfəˌlīz/


[with object] technical
Freeze-dry (a substance).
Example sentences
  • Cell wall material was then lyophilized and weighed.
  • Samples conserved in liquid nitrogen are lyophilized prior to analysis.
  • A recent approach to reduce the interlaboratory variation has been to prepare a calibration curve using calibrated lyophilized plasmas.



Pronunciation: /līˌäfəˌlīˈzāSH(ə)n/
Pronunciation: /līˌäfələˈzāSH(ə)n/
Example sentences
  • After fractionation with ammonium sulphate the sample was dialysed against ammonium bicarbonate buffer for desalting and lyophilization.
  • Peptide samples to be used in FTIR spectroscopic experiments were converted to the hydrochloride salt by two cycles of lyophilization from 10 mM hydrochloric acid.
  • More than 99% of ammonium was removed by lyophilization, making it possible to use conductivity to estimate total nonvolatile ionic concentrations and facilitating analysis of urea.

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Syllabification: ly·oph·i·lize

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