the practice of freezing the body of a person who has just died in order to preserve it for possible resuscitation in the future, as when a cure for the disease that caused death has been found
Origin of cryonicscryo- + -n- + -ics
noun(used with a sing. verb)
The process of freezing and storing the body of a diseased, recently deceased person to prevent tissue decomposition so that at some future time the person might be brought back to life upon development of new medical cures.
Origin of cryonicscry(o)– + -onics, as in bionics.
From cryo- + -ics.