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a method of tissue preparation in which the tissue specimen is frozen and then dehydrated at low temperature in a high vacuum. See also lyophilization.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
1. The process of isolating a solid substance from solution by freezing the solution and evaporating the ice under vacuum.
2. The process of imparting lyophilic properties to a substance.
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The process of isolating a solid substance from solution by freezing the solution and evaporating the ice under vacuum.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
freeze-dryinga process by which biological material can be preserved by removal of water under a vacuum while the material is frozen.
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