cryo·pro·tec·tive .krī-ō-prə-'tek-tiv adj serving to protect against the deleterious effects of subjection to freezing temperatures <a \cryoprotective agent>
cryo·pro·tec·tant -tənt n or adj

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cryo·pro·tec·tive (kri″o-pro-tekґtiv) capable of protecting against injury due to freezing, as glycerol protects frozen red blood cells.

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