Meaning of cryoprobe in English:

cryoprobe

noun

  • 1Medicine
    An instrument used in cryosurgery to freeze selected areas of tissue.

  • 2rare A nose section of a rocket cooled to a very low temperature for collecting samples of air from the upper atmosphere.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry. From cryo- + probe.

Pronunciation

cryoprobe

/ˈkrʌɪə(ʊ)prəʊb/