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

Origin of cryogenic

First recorded in 1895–1900; cryo- + -genic
Related formscry·o·gen·i·cal·ly, adverbcry·og·e·nist [krahy-oj-uh-nist] /kraɪˈɒdʒ ə nɪst/, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for cryogenic

1902, from cryogen "freezing mixture" (1875), from cryo- "freezing" + -genic "having to do with production" (see genus). Related: Cryogenics (1958).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

cryogenic in Medicine




Relating to or producing low temperatures.
Requiring or suitable for storage at low temperatures.
Related formscry′o•geni•cal•ly adv.
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