noun, plural cry·os·co·pies.
Chemistry. a technique for determining the molecular weight of a substance by dissolving it and measuring the freezing point of the solution.
Medicine/Medical. the determination of the freezing points of certain bodily fluids, as urine, for diagnosis.
Origin of cryoscopy
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Cryoscopic determinations of its molecular weight show that it is H2O2.
In certain experiments on dogs the cryoscopic examination of the blood showed a freezing point of -.6 C.The Mechanism of Life
noun plural -pies
the determination of freezing points, esp for the determination of molecular weights by measuring the lowering of the freezing point of a solvent when a known quantity of solute is added
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A technique for determining the freezing point of a liquid, such as blood or urine.
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