cryoscopy

cryoscopy

[krahy-os-kuh-pee]
noun, plural cryoscopies.
1.
Chemistry. a technique for determining the molecular weight of a substance by dissolving it and measuring the freezing point of the solution.
2.
Medicine/Medical. the determination of the freezing points of certain bodily fluids, as urine, for diagnosis.

Origin:
1895–1900; cryo- + -scopy

cryoscopic [krahy-uh-skop-ik] , adjective
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cryoscopy (kraɪˈɒskəpɪ)
 
n , 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
 
cryoscopic
 
adj

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

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