[krahy-oh-sur-juh-ree] /ˌkraɪ oʊˈsɜr dʒə ri/
the use of extreme cold to destroy tissue for therapeutic purposes.
surgery involving the local destruction of tissues by quick freezing for therapeutic benefit
cryosurgery cry·o·sur·ger·y (krī’ō-sûr’jə-rē)
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.
[krahy-oh-ther-uh-pee] /ˌkraɪ oʊˈθɛr ə pi/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. treatment by means of applications of cold. /ˌkraɪəʊˈθɛrəpɪ/ noun 1. medical treatment in which all or part of the body is subjected to cold temperatures, as by means of ice packs cryotherapy cry·o·ther·a·py (krī’ō-thěr’ə-pē) n. The local or general use of low temperatures in medical therapy. Also […]
cryotolerant cry·o·tol·er·ant (krī’ō-tŏl’ər-ənt) adj. Able to withstand very low temperatures.
[kruhn-chee-gruh-noh-luh] /ˈkrʌn tʃi grəˈnoʊ lə/ adjective, Slang. 1. characterized by or defining oneself by ecological awareness, liberal political views, and support or use of natural products and health foods.
[kruhn-chee] /ˈkrʌn tʃi/ adjective, crunchier, crunchiest. 1. crisp; brittle. 2. Sometimes, crunchy granola. Informal. health-conscious and environmentally aware: one of those crunchy guys who insists on biking to work. adj. 1892, from crunch + -y (2). Student slang sense of “annoyingly intense about health or environmental issues” is by 1990, short for crunchy granola (considered […]