90. Cold


See also 85. CLIMATE ; 200. HEAT

algidity
coldness. — algid , adj .
cheimaphobia, cheimatophobia
an abnormal fear or dislike of cold.
cryogenics
the branch of physics that studies the production and effects of very low temperatures. — cryogenic , adj .
cryology
1. the study of snow and ice.
2. the science of refrigeration.
cryometer
a thermometer for measuring very low temperatures.
cryometry
the measurement of extremely low temperatures, by means of a cryometer. — cryometric , adj .
cryophilia
Biology . a preference for low temperatures. — cryophile , n. — cryophilic , adj .
cryophobia
an abnormal fear of ice or frost.
cryoscopy
the study of the freezing points of fluids.
cryosurgery
a surgical technique using freezing to destroy tissue.
gelidity
the state or condition of being extremely cold. — gelid , adj .
horripilation
the raising of the hairs on the skin as a response to cold or fear; goose bumps or goose pimples.
lyophilization
a process for preserving substances such as blood or serum by freeze-drying in a high vacuum.
psychroesthesia
an abnormal condition in which part of the body, though warm, feels cold.
psychrophobia
an abnormal fear of the cold.
rhigosis
a feeling or sensation of coldness.

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