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cryobiology

 [kri″o-bi-ol´o-je]
the science dealing with the effect of low temperatures on biological systems.
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·bi·ol·o·gy

(krī'ō-bī-ol'ō-jē),
The study of the effects of low temperatures on living organisms.
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cryobiology

(krī′ō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the effects of very low temperatures on living organisms.

cry′o·bi′o·log′i·cal (-bī′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
cry′o·bi′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
cry′o·bi·ol′o·gist n.
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cry·o·bi·ol·o·gy

(krī'ō-bī-ol'ŏ-jē)
The study of the effects of low temperatures on living organisms.
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cryobiology

The study of the effects of low temperatures on cells, tissues and organisms, including methods of using cold so as virtually to halt the processes of ageing and deterioration in living structures without causing serious damage. See also CRYOPRESERVATION.
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cryobiology

the study of the effects of low temperatures on biological materials. Some tissues and cells remain viable when frozen and this makes it possible to preserve them for future use, particularly in the field of medicine e.g. sperm and tissue for grafting.
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Topics covered include the molecular properties of cells and tissues influencing preservation outcome, viability and functional assays used to assess preservation efficacy, organ preservation for transplantation, cryopreservation of nonmammalian metazoan systems, use of intracellular protectants in cell biopreservation, thermal instruments and devices in cryobiological research and applications, solid mechanics aspects of cryobiology, and stabilization of mammalian cells in the dry state.