Definition of cryostat
: an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature especially below 0°C
cryostaticplay \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.
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Origin and Etymology of cryostat
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1900See Words from the same year
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
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