Definition of cryoprotect in US English:

cryoprotect

verb

Biology
  • with object To protect (living tissues, organs, etc.) against damage caused by freezing temperatures, especially by using cryoprotectants.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Cryobiology. From cryo- + protect, after cryoprotection, cryoprotective, cryoprotectant, cryoprotectant.

Pronunciation

cryoprotect

/ˌkrʌɪə(ʊ)prəˈtɛkt/