cryo·​stat | \ ˈkrī-ə-ˌstat \

Definition of cryostat

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

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Other Words from cryostat

cryostatic \ ˌkrī-​ə-​ˈsta-​tik \ adjective

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A superconducting coil being lowered into its cryostat, as part of the R&D for the ITER project. John Borland, WIRED, "Fusion Research is Another U.S. Budget Casualty," 27 Dec. 2007

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First Known Use of cryostat

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryostat

cryo- + -stat

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The first known use of cryostat was in 1900

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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

Other Words from cryostat

cryostatic \ ˌkrī-​ə-​ˈstat-​ik \ adjective

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