cryoscopy

noun
cry·​os·​co·​py | \ krī-ˈä-skə-pē How to pronounce cryoscopy (audio) \

Definition of cryoscopy

: the determination of the lowered freezing points produced in liquid by dissolved substances in order to determine molecular weights of solutes and various properties of solutions

Other Words from cryoscopy

cryoscopic \ ˌkrī-​ə-​ˈskä-​pik How to pronounce cryoscopy (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of cryoscopy

1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryoscopy

cryo- + -scopy (after French cryoscopie)

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The first known use of cryoscopy was in 1885

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“Cryoscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryoscopy. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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cryoscopy

noun
cry·​os·​co·​py | \ krī-ˈäs-kə-pē How to pronounce cryoscopy (audio) \
plural cryoscopies

Medical Definition of cryoscopy

: the determination of the lowered freezing points produced in liquid by dissolved substances in order to find the molecular weights of solutes and various properties of solutions

Other Words from cryoscopy

cryoscopic \ ˌkrī-​ə-​ˈskäp-​ik How to pronounce cryoscopy (audio) \ adjective

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