cryonics(redirected from Cryonaut)
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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The process of freezing and storing the body of a diseased, recently deceased person to prevent tissue decomposition so that at some future time the person might be brought back to life upon development of new medical cures.
(Medicine) (functioning as singular) the practice of freezing a human corpse in the hope of restoring it to life in the future
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the deep-freezing of human bodies at death for preservation and possible revival in the future.
[1965–70, Amer.; cryo- + -nics]
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|Noun||1.||cryonics - the freezing of a seriously ill or recently deceased person to stop tissues from decomposing; the body is preserved until new medical cures are developed that might bring the person back to life; "cryonics is more science fiction than serious science"|
cryobiology - the branch of biology that studies the effects of low temperatures on living tissues or organs or organisms