cryogenic
adjective Date: 1896 1. a. of or relating to the production of very low temperatures b. being or relating to very low temperatures 2. a. requiring or involving the use of a cryogenic temperature b. requiring cryogenic storage c. suitable for storage of a cryogenic substancecryogenically adverb

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  • cryogenic — 1902, from from cryogen freezing mixture (1875), from CRYO (Cf. cryo ) freezing + genic having to do with production (see GENUS (Cf. genus)). Related: Cryogenics (1958) …   Etymology dictionary

  • cryogenic — 1. Denoting or characteristic of a cryogen. 2. Relating to cryogenics. * * * cryo·gen·ic .krī ə jen ik adj 1 a) of or relating to the production of very low temperatures b) being or relating to very low temperatures 2) requiring or involving the… …   Medical dictionary

  • cryogenic — cryogenically, adv. cryogenist /kruy oj euh nist/, n. /kruy euh jen ik/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to the production or use of very low temperatures: cryogenic storage. 2. of or pertaining to cryogenics. [1900 05; CRYO + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • cryogenic — cryogenics ► PLURAL NOUN (treated as sing. ) ▪ the branch of physics concerned with the production and effects of very low temperatures. DERIVATIVES cryogenic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek kruos frost …   English terms dictionary

  • cryogenic — adjective of, relating to, or performed at low temperatures See Also: cryogen, cryogenics …   Wiktionary

  • cryogenic — adj. of or pertaining to cryogen (substance which creates low temperatures) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cryogenic — cry·o·gen·ic …   English syllables

  • cryogenic — cry•o•gen•ic [[t]ˌkraɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪk[/t]] adj. 1) phs pertaining to the production or use of extremely low temperatures 2) phs pertaining to cryogenics • Etymology: 1900–05 cry o•gen′i•cal•ly, adv. cry•og′e•nist ˈɒdʒ ə nɪst n …   From formal English to slang

  • cryogenic — At very low temperature …   Glossary of Biotechnology

  • cryogenic — adjective of or relating to very low temperatures • Pertains to noun: ↑cryogen • Derivationally related forms: ↑cryogenics …   Useful english dictionary

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