cryopreservation

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cryopreservation

 [kri″o-prez″er-va´shun]
maintenance of the viability of excised tissue or organs by storing at very low temperatures.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cry·o·pres·er·va·tion

(krī'ō-pres'er-vā'shŭn),
Maintenance of the viability of excised tissues or organs at extremely low temperatures.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cryopreservation

The reversible freezing of tissues–eg, packed RBCs and pre- and post-fertilization products, and autologous BM, often with glycerol for autologous BMT Reproduction medicine A technique for freezing cells to preserve for later use. See Frozen cells, in vitro fertilization.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cry·o·pres·er·va·tion

(krī'ō-prez-ĕr-vā'shŭn)
Maintenance of the viability of excised tissues or organs at extremely low temperatures.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cryopreservation

The prevention of destructive bacterial action and biochemical change by maintaining biological material, such as tissue for grafting, human embryos, semen, etc., at a low temperature.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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