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cryostat

[krahy-uh-stat]
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noun
  1. an apparatus, usually automatic, maintaining a very low constant temperature.

Origin of cryostat

First recorded in 1910–15; cryo- + -stat
Related formscry·o·stat·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cryostat

cryostat

noun
  1. an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature or a vessel in which a substance is stored at a low temperature
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