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cryonics

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noun plural but usually singular in construction cry·on·ics \krī-ˈä-niks\

Simple Definition of cryonics

  • medical : a procedure in which a person's body is frozen just after he or she has died so that the body can be restored if a cure for the cause of death is found

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cryonics

  1. :  the practice of freezing a person who has died of a disease in hopes of restoring life at some future time when a cure for the disease has been developed

cryonic play \-nik\ adjective

Origin of cryonics

cry- + -onics (as in electronics)


First Known Use: 1967

Rhymes with cryonics


Medical Dictionary

cryonics

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noun plural but usually singular in construction cry·on·ics \krī-ˈän-iks\

Medical Definition of cryonics

  1. :  the practice of freezing the body of a person who has died from a disease in hopes of restoring life at some future time when a cure for the disease has been developed

cryonic \-ik\play adjective



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