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cryonics

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

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

Full Definition of CRYONICS

:  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
cry·on·ic \-nik\ adjective

Origin of CRYONICS

cry- + -onics (as in electronics)
First Known Use: 1967

Rhymes with CRYONICS

cryonics

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

Medical Definition of CRYONICS

:  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
cry·on·ic \-ik\ adjective

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