Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A liquid, such as liquid nitrogen, that boils at a temperature below about 110 K (-160°C) and is used to obtain very low temperatures; a refrigerant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a cryogenic liquid (that boils below about -160°C) used as a refrigerant

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. That which produces cold; a freezing-mixture; an appliance or contrivance for reducing temperature below 0° C.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a liquid that boils at below -160 C and is used as a refrigerant

Etymologies

cryo- + -gen (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The solid hydrogen, called a cryogen, was expected to last about 10 months -- the mission launched in December 2009.

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  • The "cryogen," a new apparatus constructed by Mr.E. Ducretet, from instructions given by Mr. Cailletet, is designed for effecting a fall of temperature of from 70° to 80° C. below zero, through the expansion of liquid carbonic acid.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 821, September 26, 1891

  • Their idea would require using excess energy from a plant to run a unit producing liquid nitrogen and oxygen - or 'cryogen'.

    The Engineer - News

  • It's still in orbit but its cryogen has run out so it can no longer measure spectra, but can still take images with precision that would rival a 30-meter telescope on Earth.

    SETI Institute: Life at the SETI Institute: Jean Chiar, Studying the Origins of Everything

  • The temperature of production of the cryohydrate is identical with the lowest temperature which can be produced on employing a mixture of ice and the salt as a freezing mixture or cryogen.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 508, September 26, 1885

  • I know you've obviously had a clear amount of capacity with the cryogen in different facilities there.

  • Ascend cryostat size also reduces cryogen consumption, making the new magnets even more economical to maintain.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • I remember reading one time that cryogen companies seriously inject the bodies with anti-freeze. on 03/17/2010, -0/+4They both do the same overall thing.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Digg

  • The Linde CRYOLINE XF Spiral Freezer uses an advanced cross-flow technology which provides unparalleled spiral freezer cryogen efficiency and increases production capacity, while improving product quality.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The cryogen was projected to last as little as 2.5 years, but Spitzer's efficient design and careful operations enabled it to last more than 5.5 years.

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