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- n. The study of the effects of very low temperatures on living organisms.
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- n. the study of the effects of low temperature on living organisms
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- n. the branch of biology that studies the effects of low temperatures on living tissues or organs or organisms
More importantly, larger studies in multiple centers need to be done, following these basic cryobiology principles of sufficient lethal temperatures generated by multiple cryoprobes spaced evenly throughout a breast cancer region, he added.
He is fascinated by the developments in cryobiology - the freezing of eggs and of ovarian tissue for cancer patients, for example - but worries once again that they will encourage some people, wrongly, to delay.