cryoprostatectomy etymology

English word cryoprostatectomy comes from English prostatectomy, English cryo- (Cold, freezing.)

Detailed word origin of cryoprostatectomy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
prostatectomy English (eng) (surgery) The surgical removal of part or all of the prostate gland.
cryo- English (eng) Cold, freezing.
cryoprostatectomy English (eng) (surgery) destruction of the prostate gland by means of a cryoprobe.

Words with the same origin as cryoprostatectomy

Descendants of cryo-
cryoanaesthesia cryobank cryobiology cryobuffer cryochamber cryohydrate cryoinjury cryolife cryomicroscopy cryomold cryonic cryonicist cryophysics cryoprecipitate cryopump cryosampling cryoscopy cryosphere cryospheric cryostorage cryosurgical cryosurvival cryosystem cryotherapy