cryosurgery

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

Definition of cryosurgery

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

cryosurgeon

play \ˌkrī-ō-ˈsər-jən\ noun

cryosurgical

play \ˌkrī-ō-ˈsər-ji-kəl\ adjective

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First Known Use of cryosurgery

1962


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cryosurgery

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

medical Definition of cryosurgery

plural cryosurgeries
: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)

cryosurgical

play \-ji-kəl\ adjective

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