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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.


(Medicine) relating to or involving cryonics
cryˈonically adv
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Adj.1.cryonic - of or relating to cryonics
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Ah, even if we get a preliminary injunction against your dad's transplant, he could just preserve himself cryonically, right?
This large donation will be used by the BPF to help fund its electron microscopic evaluation of cryonically and chemically preserved animal brains which are provided to the BPF by the research groups competing in its Brain Preservation Technology Prize.
Nanotech was widely imagined as the technical key to life extension and the revival of cryonically frozen bodies--possibly to its detriment in being taken seriously by big science and big industry.
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And I'm not sure Disney's head really is cryonically frozen.