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cryosurgery

[krahy-oh-sur-juh-ree]
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noun
  1. the use of extreme cold to destroy tissue for therapeutic purposes.
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Origin of cryosurgery

First recorded in 1960–65; cryo- + surgery
Related formscry·o·sur·gi·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cryosurgery

cryosurgery

noun
  1. surgery involving the local destruction of tissues by quick freezing for therapeutic benefit
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cryosurgery in Medicine

cryosurgery

(krī′ō-sûrjə-rē)
n.
  1. The selective exposure of tissues to extreme cold, often by applying a probe containing liquid nitrogen, to bring about the destruction or elimination of abnormal cells.
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