cryohydrate

noun cryo·hydrate \¦krīō+\

Definition of cryohydrate

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of cryohydrate

cryo- + 1hydrate


First Known Use: 1875


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