cryonics

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

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 \krī-ˈä-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cryonics

cry- + -onics (as in electronics)


First Known Use: 1966


CRYONICS Defined for English Language Learners

cryonics

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

Definition of cryonics for English Language Learners

  • 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


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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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