cryoprobe

noun

cryo·​probe ˈkrī-ə-ˌprōb How to pronounce cryoprobe (audio)
: a blunt chilled instrument used to freeze tissues in cryosurgery

Word History

Etymology

cryo- + probe entry 1

First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cryoprobe was in 1963

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Cite this Entry

“Cryoprobe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryoprobe. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cryoprobe

noun
cryo·​probe ˈkrī-ə-ˌprōb How to pronounce cryoprobe (audio)
: a blunt chilled instrument used to freeze tissues in cryosurgery
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