cryosurgical

cryosurgery

[krahy-oh-sur-juh-ree]
noun
the use of extreme cold to destroy tissue for therapeutic purposes.

Origin:
1960–65; cryo- + surgery

cryosurgical, adjective
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cryosurgery (ˌkraɪəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ)
 
n
surgery involving the local destruction of tissues by quick freezing for therapeutic benefit

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cryosurgery cry·o·sur·ger·y (krī'ō-sûr'jə-rē)
n.
The selective exposure of tissues to extreme cold, often by applying a probe containing liquid nitrogen, to bring about the destruction or elimination of abnormal cells.

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