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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
cryoscopic adj


(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
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The samples were submitted to chemical-physical analysis to verify their conformity with the established standards [24], that is, cryoscopy, density, pH, acidity (Dornic and Alizarol tests), fat, protein, lactose, and solids [25-27].
Figure 1 illustrates the correlation between cryoscopy and acidity, in which it was possible to verify an inversely proportional relationship, i.e., as the acidity increases the cryoscopic index decreases.
Equally, when decrease the synthesis of all chemical components of milk [16], the cryoscopy point increases, which could result in a mistaken presumption of impaired milk with addition of water [22].