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

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Other Words from cryonics

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

Examples of cryonics in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Correspondent Luke Burbank visits the Alcor Corporation, where some very patient patients are being held for an uncertain future, and talks with a neuroethicist about the lethal and moral propriety of cryonics. CBS News, 24 Nov. 2021 But scientists have criticized the cryonics industry – and researchers say the theory is based on faith, not science. Mckenzie Sadeghi, USA TODAY, 27 Sep. 2021 An article last Sunday about the cryonics industry misspelled the name of a Russian cryopreservation company. New York Times, 3 July 2021 The litigious bent in the United States make its cryonics firms especially twitchy. New York Times, 26 June 2021 There have been many lawsuits by relatives of the deceased trying to stop the expensive cryonics procedure. New York Times, 26 June 2021

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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 27 May. 2022.

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cryonics

noun, plural in form 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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