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cryoscopy

[ krahy-os-kuh-pee ]
/ kraɪˈɒs kə pi /
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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.
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Origin of cryoscopy

First recorded in 1895–1900; cryo- + -scopy

OTHER WORDS FROM cryoscopy

cry·o·scop·ic [krahy-uh-skop-ik], /ˌkraɪ əˈskɒp ɪk/, adjective
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How to use cryoscopy in a sentence

  • 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
  • Cryoscopy is the method most used in biological research to determine molecular concentration.

    The Mechanism of Life|Stphane Leduc
  • The method of cryoscopy is also of considerable service in forensic medicine.

    The Mechanism of Life|Stphane Leduc

British Dictionary definitions for cryoscopy

cryoscopy
/ (kraɪˈɒskəpɪ) /

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

Derived forms of cryoscopy

cryoscopic (ˌkraɪəˈskɒpɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for cryoscopy

cryoscopy
[ krī-ŏskə-pē ]

n.
A technique for determining the freezing point of a liquid, such as blood or urine.
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