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cryogenic

[ krahy-uh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌkraɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective

of or relating to the production or use of very low temperatures: cryogenic storage.
of or relating to cryogenics.

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Origin of cryogenic

First recorded in 1895–1900; cryo- + -genic

OTHER WORDS FROM cryogenic

cry·o·gen·i·cal·ly, adverbcry·og·e·nist [krahy-oj-uh-nist], /kraɪˈɒdʒ ə nɪst/, noun
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Medical definitions for cryogenic

cryogenic
[ krī′ə-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

Relating to or producing low temperatures.
Requiring or suitable for storage at low temperatures.

Other words from cryogenic

cry′o•geni•cal•ly adv.
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