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[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.


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