noun, plural in form but singular in construction
cryo·​gen·​ics | \ ˌkrī-ə-ˈje-niks How to pronounce cryogenics (audio) \

Definition of cryogenics

: a branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures

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Recent Examples on the Web After decades of operations, McLaughlin says, the area has become home to extremely talented engineers with valuable expertise in cryogenics, receivers, and other machinery necessary to keep a giant telescope running. Charlie Wood, Popular Science, "The Arecibo Observatory collapsed this week. What now?," 4 Dec. 2020 For a long time, this has been extreme cooling—like approaching absolute zero with million-dollar cryogenics extreme. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "In a Monumental First, Scientists Discover a Room-Temperature Superconductor," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of cryogenics

1899, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryogenics

cryogen(ic) + -ics

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The first known use of cryogenics was in 1899

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“Cryogenics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of cryogenics

technical : a science that deals with how very low temperatures are produced and how they affect other things


noun plural but singular or plural in construction
cryo·​gen·​ics | \ -iks How to pronounce cryogenics (audio) \

Medical Definition of cryogenics

: a branch of physics that deals with the production and effects of very low temperatures

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