Definition of cryostat in English:

cryostat

Syllabification: cry·o·stat
Pronunciation: /ˈkrīəˌstat
 
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noun

1An apparatus for maintaining a very low temperature.
More example sentences
  • Temperature was controlled by a gold-chromel thermocouple at the base of the cryostat and monitored with an identical thermocouple immersed directly in the sample (approximately 3 mm above the illuminated volume) during measurement.
  • The sample was then mounted in a cryostat and cooled down rapidly.
  • The spectrometer was modified to incorporate an Oxford cryostat at the sample compartment.
1.1An apparatus for taking very fine slices of tissue while it is kept very cold.
More example sentences
  • Heads and bodies of wild-type flies were cut into 12-m sections using a cryostat and hybridized with the relevant probe.
  • A post-doc was working on a cryostat, cutting microscopically thin sections of tissue.
  • Smooth muscle area was determined in 8-m-thick cryostat lung sections.

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