- 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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Examples from the Web for cryoscopy
The method of cryoscopy is also of considerable service in forensic medicine.
Cryoscopy is the method most used in biological research to determine molecular concentration.
The most promising of the methods which have been devised are cryoscopy, the methylene-blue test, and the phloridzin test.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
- 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
- A technique for determining the freezing point of a liquid, such as blood or urine.
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