cryogen

noun
cryo·​gen | \ ˈkrī-ə-jən How to pronounce cryogen (audio) \

Definition of cryogen

: a substance for obtaining low temperatures : refrigerant

called also cryogenic

First Known Use of cryogen

1875, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryogen

cryo- + -gen

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“Cryogen.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryogen. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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cryogen

noun
cryo·​gen | \ ˈkrī-ə-jən How to pronounce cryogen (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryogen

: a substance for obtaining low temperatures

called also cryogenic

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