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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The act or process of maintaining the viability of (cells, tissue, organs, etc.) by storing them at very low temperatures

Usage examples (37)
  • While still experimental, ovarian tissue cryopreservation is beginning to show promise as a viable clinical option.
  • A major problem hindering wider use of cryopreservation is formation of ice crystals, which damage cell structures ...
  • Rather than tossing the tissue away, doctors froze it in a procedure known as cryopreservation.
  • So-called cryopreservation is widely considered appropriate for women facing sterility-inducing chemotherapy. for more
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