cryotherapy etymology

English word cryotherapy comes from English cryo- (Cold, freezing.), English therapy

Detailed word origin of cryotherapy

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cryo- English (eng) Cold, freezing.
therapy English (eng) (intransitive, rare) To undergo a therapy.. (transitive, rare) To treat with a therapy. Attempted remediation of a health problem following a diagnosis, usually synonymous with treatment.. Healing power or quality.. Specifically, psychotherapy.
cryotherapy English (eng) The use of low temperatures in medical therapy or the removal of heat from a body part, aiming to decrease cellular metabolism and inflammation and to promote vasoconstriction.

Words with the same origin as cryotherapy

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