an apparatus, usually automatic, maintaining a very low constant temperature.

1910–15; cryo- + stat

cryostatic, adjective Unabridged
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cryostat (ˈkraɪəˌstæt)
an apparatus for maintaining a constant low temperature or a vessel in which a substance is stored at a low temperature

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Example sentences
Cryogenic tests were carried out in a cryostat with displacements being measured with cryogenic extensometers.
Lowering a test fixture into a critical-current measurement cryostat.
These techniques allow the investigator to pinpoint gene expression with photographic quality paraffin or cryostat sections.
Helium is collecting in the cryostat once a thick white plume is visible at the exhaust port.
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