Meaning of cryoextraction in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkrʌɪəʊɪkˌstrakʃn/ /ˈkrʌɪəʊɛkˌstrakʃn/


  • 1Winemaking
    The practice of cooling grapes to a point where unripe grapes freeze, thus yielding juice only from the ripest fruit when pressed, and used especially in the artificial production of ice wine.

  • 2Ophthalmology
    Surgical removal of the lens by means of an instrument with a tip cooled to freezing point, to which the lens tissue adheres; an instance of this.


1960s; earliest use found in Italian Books & Periodicals. From cryo- + extraction, originally after Italian crioestrazione.