[krahy-os-kuh-pee] /kraɪˈɒs kə pi/

noun, plural cryoscopies.
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.
noun (pl) -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

cryoscopy cry·os·co·py (krī-ŏs’kə-pē)
A technique for determining the freezing point of a liquid, such as blood or urine.


Read Also:

  • Cryostasis

    [krahy-oh-stey-sis, ‐stas-is] /ˌkraɪ oʊˈsteɪ sɪs, ‐ˈstæs ɪs/ noun 1. the deep-freezing of human bodies or other organisms at death; . 2. the state of being in such a deep-freeze: a man held in cryostasis for 50 years.

  • Cryostat

    [krahy-uh-stat] /ˈkraɪ əˌstæt/ noun 1. an apparatus, usually automatic, maintaining a very low constant temperature. /ˈkraɪəˌstæt/ noun 1. an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature or a vessel in which a substance is stored at a low temperature

  • Cryosurgery

    [krahy-oh-sur-juh-ree] /ˌkraɪ oʊˈsɜr dʒə ri/ noun 1. the use of extreme cold to destroy tissue for therapeutic purposes. /ˌkraɪəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ/ noun 1. surgery involving the local destruction of tissues by quick freezing for therapeutic benefit cryosurgery cry·o·sur·ger·y (krī’ō-sûr’jə-rē) n. The selective exposure of tissues to extreme cold, often by applying a probe containing liquid nitrogen, to […]

  • Cryotherapy

    [krahy-oh-ther-uh-pee] /ˌkraɪ oʊˈθɛr ə pi/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. treatment by means of applications of cold. /ˌkraɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ/ noun 1. medical treatment in which all or part of the body is subjected to cold temperatures, as by means of ice packs cryotherapy cry·o·ther·a·py (krī’ō-thěr’ə-pē) n. The local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Also […]

Disclaimer: Cryoscopy definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.