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A technique for determining the molal concentration of a solution by measuring the freezing point.
cry′o·scop′ic (-ə-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
n, pl -pies
(Chemistry) 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
cry•os•co•py(kraɪˈɒs kə pi)
n., pl. -pies.
1. a technique for determining the molecular weight of a substance by dissolving it and measuring the freezing point of the solution.
2. the determination of the freezing points of certain bodily fluids, as urine, for diagnosis.
cry`o•scop′ic (-əˈskɒp ɪk) adj.
the study of the freezing points of fluids.See also: Cold