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An apparatus used to maintain constant low temperature.

cry′o·stat′ic adj.
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1. (Biology) biology of or relating to a cryostat
2. (Geological Science) geology of or relating to the force applied to rocks during ice formation
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This is due to violation of conditions of cryostatic stabilization [2] in consequence of the availability of high-resistive substrate, as well as the lower critical temperature of connection YBCO (92K) in the wires of the second generation than the connections BSCCO (110K) in the wires of first generation.
Immunohistochemical staining was performed on 10-[micro]m acetone fixed cryostatic sections of gastrocnemius.