cry·on·ics | \krī-ˈä-niks \

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 \ adjective

First Known Use of cryonics

1966, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cryonics

earlier cryonic (from cry- + -onic—in bionic) + -ics)

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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

cry·on·ics | \krī-ˈän-iks \

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 \ adjective

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