cryoprobe

[krahy-uh-prohb]
noun
an instrument used in cryosurgery, having a supercooled tip for applying extreme cold to diseased tissue in order to remove or destroy it.

Origin:
1960–65; cryo- + probe

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cryoprobe cry·o·probe (krī'ə-prōb')
n.
A surgical instrument used to apply extreme cold to tissues during cryosurgery.

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Liquid nitrogen freezing of tumor using a cryoprobe placed and maintained under ultrasound guidance.
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