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  1. a mixture of ice and another substance in definite proportions such that a minimum melting or freezing point is attained.
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Origin of cryohydrate

First recorded in 1870–75; cryo- + hydrate
Related formscry·o·hy·dric [krahy-oh-hahy-drik] /ˌkraɪ oʊˈhaɪ drɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples of cryohydrate

  • But if we throw into it a crystal of a previous crop of cryohydrate, then nothing but the cryohydrate separates.

    The Scientific Basis of National Progress

    George Gore

British Dictionary definitions for cryohydrate


  1. a crystalline substance containing water and a salt in definite proportions at low temperatures: a eutectic crystallizing below the freezing point of water
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