cryostat

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noun cryo·stat \ˈkrī-ə-ˌstat\

Definition of cryostat

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

cryostatic

play \ˌkrī-ə-ˈsta-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cryostat

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1913


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cryostat

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noun cryo·stat \ˈkrī-ə-ˌstat\

Medical Definition of cryostat

  1. :  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

\ˌkrī-ə-ˈstat-ik\play adjective

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