crymo-, crym-, krymo-, krym-

(Greek: cold, frost, chill; freezing)

The planktonic organisms of perpetual ice and snow.
crymoanesthesia (s) (noun), crymoanesthesias (pl)
The freezing of the skin with ice, carbon dioxide snow, or the evaporation of ethyl chloride: The process of crymoanesthesia is used to prepare the skin for the surgical excision of superficial tumors, incisions, and drainage.

Dr. Johnson, the dermatologist, preferred to use the least intrusive procedures when removing warts, etc. from the skin, so he administered a crymoanesthesia.

crymocolous (adjective): polar region
Referring to life that is growing in tundra or polar regions.
Rheumatism due to cold or resulting from cold conditions.
crymodynia (s) (noun) (no pl)
Pain from cold or chilliness: Crymodynia, especially rheumatic pain, is aggravated by damp weather, for example.
Cold blooded.
crymophile (s) (noun), crymophiles (pl)
A form of life that thrives in polar habitats or regions: There aren't any trees that grow in such polar areas, but there are some crymophiles in the Antarctica, like some kinds of small shrubs, mosses, algae, and lichens.

There are some animals that are crymophiles, like the polar bears and arctic foxes, that are able to exist in the very cold weather of the Arctic environments.

crymophilic (adjective), more crymophilic, most crymophilic
Regarding a life form that grows best at low temperatures: Some crymophilic microorganisms are not able to thrive in heat, but only in the chilliness of the weather.
1. Resistant to low temperatures; said of bacteria or microorganisms.
2. Resistant to cold, said of certain microorganisms which are not destroyed even by freezing temperatures.
A plant that grows in polar regions.
1. The use of cold in the treatment of disease.
2. Medical treatment that involves cooling the body, especially by applying ice packs.
crymotherapy, krymotherapy; crymotherapies, krymotherapies
Treatment of an illness with the use of cold temperatures.
A line connecting points on the earth’s surface at which the temperature is the same during a specified coldest period of the year.

Cross references of word families that are related directly or indirectly to "winter, freezing, frost, and/or cold": algid- (cold, chilly); cheimo-, chimo- (winter, cold); cryo-, kryo-; (cold, freezing); frigo-, frig- (cold, frost); gel-, gelati- (freeze, frost, congeal); hiber- (winter, wintry); pago- (cold, freezing); psychro- (cold); rhigo- (cold, frost; shiver).