cryoprotectant

Substance that is used to protect from the effects of freezing, largely by preventing large ice-crystals from forming. The two commonly used for freezing cells are DMSO or glycerol.

Cryoprotectant

A cryoprotectant is a substance used to protect biological tissue from freezing damage (i.e. that due to ice formation). Arctic and Antarctic insects, fish and amphibians create cryoprotectants (antifreeze compounds and antifreeze proteins) in their bodies to minimize freezing damage during cold winter periods. Cryoprotectants are also used to pre...
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cryoprotectant

<cell biology> Substance that is used to protect from the effects of freezing, largely by preventing large ice crystals from forming. The two commonly used for freezing cells are DMSO or glycerol. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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cryoprotectant

(from the article `fish processing`) ...lines with automated machinery for heading, gutting, and deboning of the fish; mincing, washing, and pressing (to remove water); and heating of ...
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cryoprotectant

A substance such as glycerol which is added to semen to protect the sperm membrane from injury by ice crystals formed during the freezing and thawing process.
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cryoprotectant

cryoprotectant Substance that is used to protect from the effects of freezing, largely by preventing large ice crystals from forming. The two commonly used for freezing cells are DMSO (dimethyl sulfoxide) or glycerol.
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Cryoprotectant

Cryoprotectant: A chemical component of a freezing solution used in cryopreservation (the process of cooling and storing cells, tissues, or organs at very low temperatures to maintain viability). The purpose of the cryoprotectant is to help protect what is being frozen from freeze damage. In Greek 'kryos' = cold. The chemical glycerol, for example,...
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