cry·​oph·​o·​rus | \ krīˈäfərəs \
plural -es

Definition of cryophorus

: an instrument that illustrates the freezing of water by its own evaporation

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First Known Use of cryophorus

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryophorus

cryo- + -phorus (as in electrophorus, pyrophorus)

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“Cryophorus.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 10 December 2019.

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