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cryogen

[ krahy-uh-juhn, -jen ]
/ ˈkraɪ ə dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn /
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noun
a substance for producing low temperatures; freezing mixture.
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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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Medical 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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