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crutch a device used to help disabled people walk, usu. one of two supports that are held by the hands and that rest in the armpits. [3 definitions]
crux an essential, basic, crucial, or pivotal point.
crux ansata a T-shaped cross topped by a loop; ankh.
cruzado the chief monetary unit of Brazil, equaling one hundred centavos. [2 definitions]
cry to weep or shed tears as the result of pain or emotion. [11 definitions]
crybaby someone given to excessive crying or complaining, esp. with slight cause.
cry havoc to warn of impending disaster.
crying that cries; weeping. [2 definitions]
cryo- freezing; cold.
cryogen a refrigerant capable of producing very low temperatures.
cryogenics (used with a sing. verb) the study of matter and energy at extremely low temperatures.
cryolite a white fluoride of sodium and aluminum, used in the production of aluminum.
cryometer a thermometer that measures very low temperatures by using alcohol instead of mercury.
cryonics (used with a sing. verb) the freezing of the body of someone who has just died for the purpose of storing it in anticipation of future resuscitation and cure.
cryophyte a plant, esp. certain algae or fungi, capable of growing in icy or snowy conditions.
cryopreservation the act or process of storing cells, tissues, organs, or other biological constructs at extremely low temperatures.
cryoscopy the scientific study of the freezing point of liquids, body fluids, or the like.
cryostat an apparatus that maintains samples at a constant, very low temperature.
cryosurgery a procedure in which diseased tissues are selectively destroyed by freezing them.
cryotherapy medical treatment by cold applications such as ice packs.
cry over spilled milk to worry unduly about something that cannot be undone.