Definition of Cryofixation

1. Noun. (biology) The freezing of a specimen by immersion in liquid nitrogen ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Cryofixation

1. Fixation processes for microscopy carried out at low temperature to improve the quality of fixation. Often very low temperatures and fast cooling are used to prevent formation of ice crystals. Cooling rates of 10,000 degrees per minute may be used and liquid nitrogen or even liquid helium temperatures used. Especially for preparing specimens for scanning EM. Frequently no chemical treatment is used. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Cryofixation Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Cryofixation Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cryofixation

cryocooled
cryocooler
cryocoolers
cryocooling
cryocrystallography
cryodetector
cryodetectors
cryoelectron
cryoelectroncs
cryoelectronic
cryoelectronics
cryoextraction
cryoextractor
cryofibrinogen
cryofibrinogenaemia
cryofixation (current term)
cryofixed
cryofluorane
cryofocus
cryofocused
cryofocuses
cryofocusing
cryogen
cryogeneses
cryogenesis
cryogenic
cryogenic liquid
cryogenically
cryogenics
cryogenies

Other Resources Relating to: Cryofixation

Search for Cryofixation on Dictionary.com!Search for Cryofixation on Thesaurus.com!Search for Cryofixation on Google!Search for Cryofixation on Wikipedia!

Search