lyophilize


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lyophilize

(lī-ŏf′ə-līz′)
tr.v. lyophi·lized, lyophi·lizing, lyophi·lizes
To freeze-dry (blood plasma or other biological substances).

ly·oph′i·li·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
ly·oph′i·liz′er n.
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