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cryobiology

Line breaks: cryo|biol¦ogy
Pronunciation: /ˌkrʌɪəʊbʌɪˈɒlədʒi
 
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Definition of cryobiology in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The branch of biology which deals with the properties of organisms and tissues at low temperatures.
Example sentences
  • This site lists cryobiology topics that make excellent science fair ideas and do not require much equipment.
  • Yearly, a scientific meeting is held, which focuses specifically on cryobiology and related topics.
  • The physical principles of cryobiology are universal, which provides some coherence to the field, but the biosphere contains many surprises and twists, which adds endless fascination.

Derivatives

cryobiological

1
Pronunciation: /-bʌɪəˈlɒdʒɪk(ə)l/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The sleeve maintains a consistently low temperature throughout the vertically disposed shelves of the cryobiological materials contained within the inner tank.
  • The study of this tiny insect named Belgica antarctica provides an outreach program to students from elementary to high school but it also has important cryobiological and medical implications.
  • Closed trucks or vans are not recommended for transporting cryobiological storage containers; ventilation is required to prevent nitrogen gas from accumulating.

cryobiologist

2
noun
Example sentences
  • Previously, cryobiologists had focussed on the problems that occurred when ice formed in a solution.
  • Conventional cryobiologists, the people who freeze sperm or the odd body part, are skeptical.
  • Then go to Antarctica, where cryobiologists have been studying frogs and fish that survived freezing temperatures in order to learn how to use ice to preserve and even destroy life.

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