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cryoscopy

 [kri-os´kah-pe]
examination of fluids based on the principle that the freezing point of a solution varies according to the amount and nature of the solute. adj., adj cryoscop´ic.
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cry·os·co·py

(krī-os'kŏ-pē),
The determination of the freezing point of a fluid, usually blood or urine, compared with that of distilled water.
Synonym(s): algoscopy
[cryo- + G. skopeō, to examine]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cry·os·co·py

(krī'os'kŏ-pē)
The determination of the freezing point of a fluid, usually blood or urine, compared with that of distilled water.
[cryo- + G. skopeō, to examine]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Among the physical variables, the cryoscopic point increased as a result of decreased synthesis of all the chemical components of milk and decreased density, which could be misconstrued as an addition of water to milk.
Salivary osmolality was analyzed using a cryoscopic (freezing-point depression) osmometer (calibrated with deionized water and 300 mOsmol/kg NaCl solution).
For best results, MA packaged meat should be stored at low, near cryoscopic temperatures (0-4[degrees]C) causing the rate of chemical and microbial breakdown to slow (Krala, 1996; Kondratowicz and Bak, 2001; Barrera et al., 2007).
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This solution was confirmed to have an osmotic pressure greater than 300 mOsm/kg using a cryoscopic osmometer (Osmomat 030, Gonotec GmbH, Berlin, Germany).