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 History of this Word

"cryo" is from "kruos" (icy cold) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"cryo-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "freezing" or "cold" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

cryo- illustration You can return to most normal activities the day after cryosurgery;
cryo- illustration Insulated gloves (cryoscopic gloves) should be worn when handling liquefied gases or dry ice.