Cryophorus

Cryophorus

Cry*oph"o*rus\ (kr[-i]*[o^]f"[-o]*r[u^]s), n. [NL., fr. Gr. kry`os icy cold, frost + fe`rein to bear.] (Chem.) An instrument used to illustrate the freezing of water by its own evaporation. The ordinary form consists of two glass bulbs, connected by a tube of the same material, and containing only a quantity of water and its vapor, devoid of air. The water is in one of the bulbs, and freezes when the other is cooled below 32[deg] Fahr.
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