Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An instrument for showing the fall of temperature in water by evaporation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (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° Fahr.

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  • noun chemistry 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 and containing only a quantity of water and water vapour, devoid of air. The water is in one of the bulbs, and freezes when the other is cooled below zero.

Etymologies

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Latin, from Ancient Greek.

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  • JM baffled Bunnings when he went shopping for a new cryophorus after the old one froze up.

    February 14, 2010