cryonics definition by Webster's New World
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: cryo- plush -n- plush -ics
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- cryonic adjective
cryonics definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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: cry(o)- + -onics, as in bionics.
- cry·onˈic adjective