cryoscopy

noun

cry·​os·​co·​py krī-ˈä-skə-pē How to pronounce cryoscopy (audio)
: 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
cryoscopic adjective

Word History

Etymology

cryo- + -scopy (after French cryoscopie)

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cryoscopy was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Cryoscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryoscopy. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cryoscopy

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