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[krahy-uh-jen-ik] /ˌkraɪ əˈdʒɛn ɪk/
of or relating to the production or use of very low temperatures:
cryogenic storage.
of or relating to cryogenics.
Origin of cryogenic
1900-05; cryo- + -genic
Related forms
cryogenically, adverb
[krahy-oj-uh-nist] /kraɪˈɒdʒ ə nɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cryogenic
  • Even if the soup is preserved in cryogenic stasis, it will probably never again be fit to eat.
  • Heat from one of the cooling systems will be used to vaporize the cryogenic fuel.
  • He is also looking into using cryogenic wind tunnels for further simulations.
  • Because it is a cryogenic facility, each run is accompanied by lengthy cool-down and warm-up phases.
  • But cryogenic superconducting coils are unlikely to be a cost effective answer to lowering costs.
  • Samples of the author's cells are stored in trays under cryogenic conditions.
  • Magnetic coolers have been used for years in laboratories for cryogenic temperatures tens of degrees below zero.
  • cryogenic polarized nuclear spins are better, but the nuclear magneton is small.
  • Infrared cryogenic blackbody broadband calibration.
  • cryogenic fuels, mainly liquid hydrogen, have been used as rocket fuels.
Word Origin and History for cryogenic

1902, from cryogen "freezing mixture" (1875), from cryo- "freezing" + -genic "having to do with production" (see genus). Related: Cryogenics (1958).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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cryogenic in Medicine

cryogenic cry·o·gen·ic (krī'ə-jěn'ĭk)

  1. Relating to or producing low temperatures.

  2. Requiring or suitable for storage at low temperatures.

cry'o·gen'i·cal·ly adv.
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