cryosurgery[krī′ō sʉr′jər ē]
surgery involving the selective destruction of tissues by freezing them, as with liquid nitrogen
also cryogenic surgery
Origin of cryosurgerycryo- + surgery
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.
(countable and uncountable, plural cryosurgeries)