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cryosurgery Line breaks: cryo|sur¦gery
Pronunciation: /krʌɪəʊˈsəːdʒ(ə)ri/

Definition of cryosurgery in English:


[mass noun]
Surgery using the local application of intense cold to destroy unwanted tissue.
Example sentences
  • There are chapters on skin flaps, skin grafting, dermabrasion, tissue expansion, cryosurgery, chemical peeling, hair restoration, face lifts, and sclerotherapy.
  • A number of techniques have been advocated, including dermabrasion, cryosurgery, and excision of hypertrophic tissue by electrosurgery or with a laser.
  • Compressed gases such as nitrous oxide are often used to reach the cold temperatures needed for cryosurgery.

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