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1. A device, such as a cork or plug, that is inserted to close an opening.
2. One that causes something to stop: a conversation stopper.
3. Games A card or cards enabling one to prevent one's opponents from winning all the tricks in a particular suit in a hand of bridge.
4. Baseball A relief pitcher, especially one called upon to protect a lead.
5. Sports
a. A player who excels on defense, as in basketball.
b. In soccer, a defensive player who plays behind the center midfielder and often guards the opponent's best forward. Also called center back.
c. A goalie.
tr.v. stop·pered, stop·per·ing, stop·pers
To close with or as if with a stopper.
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Adj.1.stoppered - (of a container) having a stopper in the opening; "the tightly stoppered bottles"
closed - not open or affording passage or access; "the many closed streets made travel difficult"; "our neighbors peeped from behind closed curtains"
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In order to minimize exposure of the product, the partially stoppered vials are then automatically loaded into the lyophilizer, where they will be frozen.
Closed vial technology addresses these two issues by using stoppered and ready-to-fill vials (Figure 1).
A 1/8" OD backfill port introduces sterile air or inert gas before vials are stoppered, thus protecting samples from atmospheric moisture and contaminants.