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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.

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

cry·on′ic adj.
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(Medicine) relating to or involving cryonics
cryˈonically adv
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Adj.1.cryonic - of or relating to cryonics
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Congregating in Yorkshire four times a year, they will meet to refresh their training and prepare for the call-out once someone wishing to be cryonically preserved becomes seriously ill.
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