Definition of cryoextraction in US English:



  • 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.