cryostat

noun cryo·stat \ ˈkrī-ə-ˌstat \

Definition of cryostat

: an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature especially below 0°C

cryostatic

play \ˌkrī-ə-ˈsta-tik\ adjective

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cryostat

noun cryo·stat \ ˈkrī-ə-ˌstat \

medical Definition of cryostat

: an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature especially below 0°C (as by means of liquid helium); especially : one containing a microtome for obtaining sections of frozen tissue

cryostatic

play \ˌkrī-ə-ˈstat-ik\ adjective

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