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cryosurgery

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noun cryo·sur·gery \ˌkrī-ō-ˈsərj-rē, -ˈsər-jə-\

Definition of cryosurgery

  1. :  surgery in which usually diseased or abnormal tissue (as of a tumor or wart) is destroyed or removed by freezing (as by liquid nitrogen)

cryo·sur·geon play \-ˈsər-jən\ noun
cryo·sur·gi·cal play \-ji-kəl\ adjective


1962

First Known Use of cryosurgery

1962


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cryosurgery

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noun cryo·sur·gery \ˌkrī-ō-ˈsərj-(ə-)rē\

Medical Definition of cryosurgery

plural cryo·sur·ger·ies

  1. :  surgery in which diseased or abnormal tissue (as a tumor or wart) is destroyed or removed by freezing (as by the use of liquid nitrogen)

  2. cryo·sur·gi·cal \-ji-kəl\play adjective




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