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lyophilization

Pronunciation: li-of'i-li-za'shun

Definition:

  1. The process of isolating a solid substance from solution by freezing the solution and evaporating the ice under vacuum.
  2. The process of imparting lyophilic properties to a substance.

Synonym(s): freeze-drying

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