cryogen

[ krahy-uh-juh n, -jen ]
/ ˈkraɪ ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /

noun

a substance for producing low temperatures; freezing mixture.

Nearby words

  1. cryocautery,
  2. cryoelectronics,
  3. cryoextraction,
  4. cryofibrinogen,
  5. cryofibrinogenemia,
  6. cryogenic,
  7. cryogenics,
  8. cryogenist,
  9. cryogenized,
  10. cryoglobulin

Origin of cryogen

First recorded in 1870–75; cryo- + -gen

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British Dictionary definitions for cryogen

cryogen

/ (ˈkraɪədʒən) /

noun

a substance used to produce low temperatures; a freezing mixture
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Medicine definitions for cryogen

cryogen

[ krīə-jən ]

n.

A liquid, such as liquid nitrogen, that boils at a temperature below about 110 Kelvin (-160°C) and is used to obtain very low temperatures; a refrigerant.

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