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A substance, such as glycerol, used to protect cells or tissues from damage during freezing.

cry′o·pro·tec′tant adj.
cry′o·pro·tec′tive adj.


(Biology) protecting against damage caused by cryopreservation
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This biotechnological ingredient with cryoprotective properties shields and regenerates the skin as well as reduces wrinkles for a firm and young complexion, according to the company.
Based on consumable type, the market comprises media, reagents, sera, contamination detection kits, cryoprotective agents, and others.
Taken together, it would appear that storing nucleic acids in incompletely purified state with excessive metal ions, in unbuffered water, and without cryoprotective agents, is probably the worst-case scenario for stability in the face of repeated freeze-thaw cycles.
Cryoprotective role of polyols independent of the increase in supercooling capacity in diapausing adults of Pyrrhocoris apterus (Heteroptera: Insecta).
The cell culture media, sera, and reagents market consists of six segments, namely, serum, media, lab reagents, contamination detection kits, cryoprotective agents, and other reagents.
Until the present, the cryoprotective effect of L-carnitine during freezing and thawing remains unclear.
calamus rhizome such as sedative, CNS depressant, anticonvulsant, antispasmodic, cardiovascular, hypolipidemic, immunosuppressive, anti-inflammatory, cryoprotective, antioxidant, antidiarrheal, antimicrobial, anticancer and antidiabetic has been reported.
Effects of bovine sperm cryopreservation using different freezing techniques and cryoprotective agents on plasma, acrosomal and mitochondrial membranes.
So, they assumed that the blood of mammoths had some cryoprotective properties.
Importantly, considering a taxon to be freeze tolerant requires documenting both that the taxon can survive freezing and that survival results from cryoprotective adaptations.
Effect of cryoprotective diluent and method of freeze-thawing on survival and acrosomal integrity of ram spermatozoa.
Influence of cryoprotective agent and cooling rate on frozen and thawed hemocytes from the mollusk Haliotis tuberculata.