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. 2018

Examples from the Web for cryogenically

Contemporary Examples of cryogenically

  • She has become Bubbles' publicist, knocking down rumors that he committed suicide or is cryogenically frozen.

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    Bubbles Speaks

    Ben Montgomery

    July 5, 2009

Word Origin and History for cryogenically



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

cryogenically in Medicine


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