cryotherapy

[ krahy-oh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌkraɪ oʊˈθɛr ə pi /

noun Medicine/Medical.

treatment by means of applications of cold.

Nearby words

  1. cryoscopic,
  2. cryoscopy,
  3. cryostasis,
  4. cryostat,
  5. cryosurgery,
  6. cryotolerant,
  7. cryotron,
  8. crypt,
  9. crypt abscesses,
  10. crypt of iris


Origin of cryotherapy

First recorded in 1925–30; cryo- + therapy

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British Dictionary definitions for cryotherapy

cryotherapy

crymotherapy (ˌkraɪməʊˈθɛrəpɪ)

/ (ˌkraɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /

noun

medical treatment in which all or part of the body is subjected to cold temperatures, as by means of ice packs
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Medicine definitions for cryotherapy

cryotherapy

[ krī′ō-thĕrə-pē ]

n.

The local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy.crymotherapy

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