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frozen

/fro·zen/ (fro´zen)
1. turned into, covered by, or surrounded by ice.
2. very cold.
3. stiff or immobile, or rendered immobile.

frozen

EBM
A term used in the context of a clinical trial for the status of a database, file or element that is presumed to be in its final state, pending "lock", and at the point at which further editing is prevented without "unfreezing".
Freezing and unfreezing are usually formalised in audit trails and differ from "locking" and "unlocking" only in the level of permission required to unlock or unfreeze.

frozen

said of material kept at less than 0°C. Biological materials are frozen solid because of their high water content.

frozen embryo
see embryo transfer.
frozen meat
meat preserved at low temperatures in a freezer.
frozen section
a specimen of tissue that has been quick-frozen, cut by microtome, and stained immediately for rapid diagnosis of possible malignant lesions. A specimen processed in this manner is not satisfactory for detailed study of the cells, but it is valuable because it is quick and gives the surgeon immediate information regarding the malignancy of a piece of tissue.
frozen semen
see semen.
References in classic literature ?
Also, the strong current which sets east out of Lancaster Sound carried with it mile upon mile of what they call pack-ice--rough ice that has not frozen into fields; and this pack was bombarding the floe at the same time that the swell and heave of the storm-worked sea was weakening and undermining it.
A berg that seemed ready to carry the world before it would ground helplessly in deep water, reel over, and wallow in a lather of foam and mud and flying frozen spray, while a much smaller and lower one would rip and ride into the flat floe, flinging tons of ice on either side, and cutting a track half a mile long before it was stopped.
Nevertheless, on some islands only 360 miles northward of our new Cape Horn in Denmark, a carcass buried in the soil (or if washed into a shallow sea, and covered up with mud) would be preserved perpetually frozen.
Dumplings with meat, frozen - 5 040 kg (order and Optional)
Ice wine can only be made from grapes frozen on the vine before they're harvested.
She pulls out one of the cryovat's precious contents: a frozen sample of animal tissue that had been sent to her by a scientist that was working in Asia.
She says frozen organic convenience meals "provide another market to support organic farmers, which is good for the Earth"
As soon as a CAS frozen product leaves the plant for a conventional freezer environment, the CAS benefit begins to diminish, the ability to prevent oxidization dropping to normal levels.
Part I Freezing principles: Freezing processes: Physical aspects; Principles of freeze-concentration and freeze-drying; Principles of frozen storage; Frozen food packaging.
By acquiring Fruit-a-Freeze, CoolBrands is positioned to develop a national presence in the growing frozen fruit bar segment.
Cardinal Basil Hume of England, when asked, offered the simple opinion that frozen embryos "are frozen human life and [therefore] should be.