Definition of Freeze-drying

1. Noun. A method of drying food or blood plasma or pharmaceuticals or tissue without destroying their physical structure; material is frozen and then warmed in a vacuum so that the ice sublimes.




Definition of Freeze-drying

1. Noun. The process of dehydration by sublimation for preservation or convenience. ¹

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Medical Definition of Freeze-drying

1. Method commonly adopted to produce a dry and stable form of biological material that has not been seriously denatured. By freezing the specimen, often with liquid nitrogen and then subliming water from the specimen under vacuum, proteins are left in reasonably native form and can usually be rehydrated to an active state. Since the freeze dried material will store without refrigeration for long periods, it is a convenient method for holding back up or reference material or for the distribution of antibiotics, vaccines etc. Synonym: lyophilization. (18 Sep 2002)

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Literary usage of Freeze-drying

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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"In later experiments the amount of Lloyd's (i) freeze-drying alone and ether treatment following freeze-drying. These treatments were carried out as ..."

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