1. an instrument used in cryosurgery, having a supercooled tip for applying extreme cold to diseased tissue in order to remove or destroy it.

Origin of cryoprobe

First recorded in 1960–65; cryo- + probe Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

cryoprobe in Medicine


  1. A surgical instrument used to apply extreme cold to tissues during cryosurgery.
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