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cry·o·bi·ol·o·gy

 (krī′ō-bī-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The study of the effects of very low temperatures on living organisms.

cry′o·bi′o·log′i·cal (-bī′ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
cry′o·bi′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
cry′o·bi·ol′o·gist n.

cryobiology

(ˌkraɪəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Biology) the branch of biology concerned with the study of the effects of very low temperatures on organisms
ˌcryobiˈologist n

cry•o•bi•ol•o•gy

(ˌkraɪ oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the study of the effects of very low temperatures on living organisms and biological systems.
[1955–60]
cry`o•bi`o•log′i•cal (-əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
cry`o•bi•ol′o•gist, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cryobiology - the branch of biology that studies the effects of low temperatures on living tissues or organs or organisms
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
cryonics - the freezing of a seriously ill or recently deceased person to stop tissues from decomposing; the body is preserved until new medical cures are developed that might bring the person back to life; "cryonics is more science fiction than serious science"
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Cryobiologists at a laboratory funded by Life Extension[R]--21st Century Medicine--have made an important advance in kidney cryopreservation.
But many cryobiologists think freezing entire bodies is scientifically impossible, and--in the words of Ken Storey--"insane.
Even some of the cryobiologists trying to deep-freeze single cells and whole organs think that cryonics is moving too fast.