Main meanings of cryofracture in English

: cryofracture1cryofracture2

cryofracture1

Pronunciation /ˈkrʌɪə(ʊ)ˌfraktʃə/

noun

  • A technique in which an object is rapidly and drastically cooled, typically with liquid nitrogen, in order to break it down for internal study or disassembly.

Origin

1970s. From cryo- + fracture.

Main meanings of cryofracture in English

: cryofracture1cryofracture2

cryofracture2

Pronunciation /ˈkrʌɪə(ʊ)ˌfraktʃə/

verb

  • To subject to the technique of cryofracture; to break down by rapid, drastic cooling.

Origin

1970s. From cryofracture.