a combining form meaning “icy cold,” “frost,” used in the formation of compound words:
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-
Cold; freezing: cryoprotein.
cryoanesthesia cry·o·an·es·the·sia (krī’ō-ān’ĭs-thē’zhə) n. Localized application of cold as means of producing regional anesthesia. Also called refrigeration anesthesia.
cryobank cry·o·bank (krī’ə-bangk’) n. A place of storage that uses very low temperatures to preserve semen or transplantable tissues.
[krahy-oh-bahy-ol-uh-jee] /ˌkraɪ oʊ baɪˈɒl ə dʒi/ noun 1. the study of the effects of very low temperatures on living organisms and biological systems. /ˌkraɪəʊbaɪˈɒlədʒɪ/ noun 1. the branch of biology concerned with the study of the effects of very low temperatures on organisms cryobiology cry·o·bi·ol·o·gy (krī’ō-bī-ŏl’ə-jē) n. The study of the effects of very low […]
/ˌkraɪəʊˈkeɪbəl/ noun 1. a highly conducting electrical cable cooled with a refrigerant such as liquid nitrogen