Meaning of cryostatic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌkrʌɪə(ʊ)ˈstatɪk/


  • 1Physics Biology
    Of the nature of a cryostat; relating to the use of a cryostat.

  • 2Geology Soil Science
    Designating the increased hydrostatic pressure of unfrozen groundwater confined between layers of frozen material (usually a permafrost layer and the frozen ground surface); relating to or caused by this phenomenon.


1920s; earliest use found in Scientific Abstracts. From cryo- + -static.