cryonics

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cry·on·ics

 (krī-ŏn′ĭks)
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.

[cry(o)- + -onics, as in bionics.]

cry·on′ic adj.

cryonics

(kraɪˈɒnɪks)
n
(Medicine) (functioning as singular) the practice of freezing a human corpse in the hope of restoring it to life in the future

cry•on•ics

(kraɪˈɒn ɪks)

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]
cry•on′ic, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
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cryonics

[kraɪˈɒnɪks] Ncriogenética f
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