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v. vit·ri·fied, vit·ri·fy·ing, vit·ri·fies
To change or make into glass or a glassy substance, especially through heat fusion.
To become vitreous.

[French vitrifier, from Medieval Latin vitrificāre : Latin vitrum, glass + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

vit′ri·fi′a·bil′i·ty n.
vit′ri·fi′a·ble adj.
vit′ri·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.


(ˌvɪtrɪfɪˈkeɪʃən) or


1. (Chemistry) the process or act of vitrifying or the state of being vitrified
2. (Elements & Compounds) something that is or has been vitrified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vitrification - a vitrified substance; the glassy result of being vitrified
solid - matter that is solid at room temperature and pressure
2.vitrification - the process of becoming vitreous
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
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Using a mouse model, she was able to isolate the impact of the superovulated environment from the embryo vitrification process on birth weight, finding the superovulated environment has a much greater effect on reducing fetal weight than vitrification.
Therefore, many attempts have been made to improve cryopreservation conditions by using simple and efficient vitrification procedures (1-3).
Regulatory clearance allows Gavi automated vitrification instrument and Geri benchtop incubator with camera system to be made available for sale in the European Union by Merck Serono's Fertility Technologies unit
The recommencement comes after substantial progress toward resolving technical matters for the High-Level Waste Vitrification Facility, where the most radioactive of the stored liquid will be processed.
MUNICH -- Vitrification, quick freezing oocytes or embryos with concentrated cyroprotectant and no ice crystal formation to better preserve viability, has been around clinically some 15 years, but now is gathering steam and may have already helped downshift the rate of triplets or higher pregnancies for women undergoing assisted reproduction.
The objective is deployment of the Kurion GeoMelt([R]) In-Container Vitrification (ICV[TM]) technology in the Perma-Fix processing facilities to minimize and stabilize customer wastes for safe, secure and permanent disposal.
Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTs) which encompass various procedures ranging from relatively simple Intra Uterine Insemination (IUI), IVF, ICSI, IMSI, Cryo Preservation and Vitrification.
The HARI Clinic, which has been operating out of the Rotunda hospital in Dublin since 1989, has had its first success with Vitrification, which improves chances for couples trying to have children.
The infant, delivered at full term, is the first baby born at Tawam since vitrification was adopted as the hospital's preferred assisted reproductive procedure in March 2011," an official of the hospital said, adding that the baby is healthy.
The infant, delivered at full-term, is the first baby born at Tawam since vitrification was adopted as the hospital's preferred assistive reproductive procedure in March 2011.
The vitrification process differs with the traditional approach to preserving human eggs because of the length of time it takes to freeze the oocytes.
Included here are also nine papers from the focused session on materials technology for nuclear waste treatment and disposal; among them are new actinidex waste forms with pyrochlore and garnet structures, and using the vitrification test rig for process improvements on the waste vitrification plants.