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cryo-

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  1. a combining form meaning “icy cold,” “frost,” used in the formation of compound words: cryogenics.
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Origin of cryo-

combining form representing Greek krýos
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British Dictionary definitions for cryo-

cryo-

combining form
  1. indicating low temperature; frost, cold, or freezingcryogenics; cryosurgery
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Word Origin

from Greek kruos icy cold, frost
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Word Origin and History for cryo-

word-forming element meaning "very cold, freezing," from Latinized form of Greek kryo-, comb. form of kryos "icy cold," related to kryeros "chilling" (see crust (n.)).

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cryo- in Medicine

cryo-

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  1. Cold; freezing:cryoprotein.
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