Cryo-



1.
a combining form meaning “icy cold,” “frost,” used in the formation of compound words:
cryogenics.
combining form
1.
indicating low temperature; frost, cold, or freezing: cryogenics, cryosurgery

word-forming element meaning “very cold, freezing,” from Latinized form of Greek kryo-, comb. form of kryos “icy cold,” related to kryeros “chilling” (see crust (n.)).

cryo- or cry-
pref.
Cold; freezing: cryoprotein.

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