refrigeration

noun
re·​frig·​er·​a·​tion | \ ri-ˌfrij-ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce refrigeration (audio) \

Medical Definition of refrigeration

: a deliberate lowering of the temperature of the body or of a part (as a leg) for therapeutic purposes or to facilitate surgery

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“Refrigeration.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/refrigeration. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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