cryostat

[ krahy-uh-stat ]
/ ˈkraɪ əˌstæt /

noun

an apparatus, usually automatic, maintaining a very low constant temperature.

Nearby words

  1. cryoprotein,
  2. cryoscope,
  3. cryoscopic,
  4. cryoscopy,
  5. cryostasis,
  6. cryosurgery,
  7. cryotherapy,
  8. cryotolerant,
  9. cryotron,
  10. crypt

Origin of cryostat

First recorded in 1910–15; cryo- + -stat

Related formscry·o·stat·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cryostat

cryostat

/ (ˈkraɪəˌstæt) /

noun

an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature or a vessel in which a substance is stored at a low temperature
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