cryohydrate

noun

cryo·​hydrate
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: a crystalline solid of constant composition and definite freezing point that is obtained by freezing a saturated solution and contains the same ratio of solute and solvent as were present in the saturated solution compare eutectic

Word History

Etymology

cryo- + hydrate entry 1

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cryohydrate was in 1875

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“Cryohydrate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryohydrate. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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