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thaw

a spell of relatively warm weather, causing snow or ice to melt

Thaw

 

a rise in temperature to above freezing during a prolonged cold period. A thaw occurs when air warmer than 0°C spreads from warmer regions or when air is heated locally by solar radiation.

thaw

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(climatology)
A warm spell during which ice and snow melt, as a January thaw.
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For the assessment of sperm tail plasma membrane integrity, 50 ul of frozen thawed semen was mixed with 500 ul of HOS solution and incubated for 30-40 min at 37degC.
The purpose of this study was to determine if varying the temperatures at which cryopreserved embryos are thawed affects the rate of post-thaw blastocyst development.
The formation of concentration gradients in serum, urine, and other frozen specimens after the specimens are thawed is known (2, 3), and thawed specimens must be well mixed before they can be analyzed.
CONCLUSION: FFP thawed at 45[degrees]C and 60[degrees]C resulted in abnormal findings, suggesting factor activation and denaturation and should not be practised.
Add thawed spinach or frozen greens and allow to cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes or until hot.
I read a newspaper report that waste meat is thawed out, put through a machine, reformed into burgers and re-frozen, then sent for sale.
Also, leaves in this experiment were thawed and then refrozen, whereas Usuda and Shimogawara (1994) assayed the leaves immediately after thawing.
Thawed frozen fish can be as good as fresh, even though most consumers prefer the latter.
Sperm have been routinely frozen and thawed for decades, but now researchers can cryopreserve mouse sperm stem cells.
However, until recently, survival rates for thawed eggs, as well as pregnancy rates using these thawed eggs have been relatively low.