verb[WITH OBJECT]Biology Medicine
Preserve (cells or tissues) by cooling them below the freezing point of water.
- ‘Moreover, tissue architecture is often compromised and background levels are higher in cryopreserved tissues, making immunohistochemical interpretation difficult if expression levels are low.’
- ‘This stage is usually considered to be a characteristic of fresh, or cryopreserved tissues, because other processing methods (fresh-frozen or freeze-dried) are considered to have already caused cell death in donor tissues.’
- ‘Tissue was cryopreserved as soon as possible after surgical excision and stored in liquid nitrogen vapor.’
- ‘One technique to potentially preserve fertility is to freeze, or cryopreserve, ovarian tissue for later transplantation, which has now been carried out in about 10 women.’
- ‘Yeast can be frozen and revived, allowing samples from each population to be cryopreserved at intervals, and then competed against their ancestors to provide precise and reproducible estimates of fitness.’
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