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cryostat

noun cryo·stat \ˈkrī-ə-ˌstat\

Definition of CRYOSTAT

:  an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature especially below 0°C
cryo·stat·ic \ˌkrī-ə-ˈsta-tik\ adjective
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Origin of CRYOSTAT

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1913
Medical Dictionary

cryostat

noun cryo·stat \ˈkrī-ə-ˌstat\

Medical Definition of CRYOSTAT

:  an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature especially below 0°C (as by means of liquid helium); especially :  one containing a microtome for obtaining sections of frozen tissue
cryo·stat·ic \ˌkrī-ə-ˈstat-ik\ adjective

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