cryology

noun
cry·​ol·​o·​gy | \ krīˈäləjē\
plural -es

Definition of cryology

1 : the study of snow and ice sometimes : glaciology
2 : the science of refrigeration

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First Known Use of cryology

1935, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cryology

cryo- + -logy (probably after French cryologie “physics of cold temperatures”)

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