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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.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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Using this basic method, cryobiologists can preserve human blood cells (SN: 10/7/78, p.250), corneas, skin, pancreatic islets (SN: 7/18/87, p.47) and other whole tissues and tissue culture cells.
"Why this should be,' he says, "is the question that is uppermost in cryobiologists' minds.'