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cryopreserve

Line breaks: cryo|pre¦serve
Pronunciation: /ˌkrʌɪəʊprɪˈzəːv
 
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Definition of cryopreserve in English:

verb

[with object] Biology & Medicine
Preserve (cells or tissues) by cooling them below the freezing point of water: several major problems hinder attempts to cryopreserve large mammalian organs
More example sentences
  • This stage is usually considered to be a characteristic of fresh, or cryopreserved tissues, because other processing methods (fresh-frozen or freeze-dried) are considered to have already caused cell death in donor tissues.
  • Tissue was cryopreserved as soon as possible after surgical excision and stored in liquid nitrogen vapor.
  • One technique to potentially preserve fertility is to freeze, or cryopreserve, ovarian tissue for later transplantation, which has now been carried out in about 10 women.

Derivatives

cryopreservation

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noun
Example sentences
  • To date, the only publicised attempt at human ovarian autotransplantation after cryopreservation was unsuccessful because folliculogenesis returned only for a short time.
  • These activities include development of new and lower cost methods for cryopreservation, new methods for testing for pathogens, and new methods for ‘cloning’ rats by nuclear transfer techniques.
  • Men who are about to start chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease are usually offered semen cryopreservation.

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