cry·​on·​ics | \ krī-ˈä-niks How to pronounce cryonics (audio) \

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

Other Words from cryonics

cryonic \ krī-​ˈä-​nik How to pronounce cryonics (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of cryonics

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryonics

earlier cryonic (from Greek krýos "icy cold, frost" + -onic—in bionic) + (-ics) — more at cryo-

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“Cryonics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cryonics. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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cryonics

noun

English Language Learners 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

cryonics

noun plural but usually singular in construction
cry·​on·​ics | \ krī-ˈän-iks How to pronounce cryonics (audio) \

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

Other Words from cryonics

cryonic \ -​ik How to pronounce cryonics (audio) \ adjective

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