from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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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- n. The use of a probe containing liquid nitrogen to freeze and thus destroy tissue.
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- n. the use of extreme cold (usually liquid nitrogen) to destroy unwanted tissue (warts or cataracts or skin cancers)
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