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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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Dad slams cryonic firms THE father of a girl who won a landmark legal battle to be cryogenically frozen after her death from cancer has criticised firms who practise the technique for "selling false hope".
AHIGH Court judge's ruling on a case involving a 14-year-old girl whose remains have been frozen is not a "landmark" decision on the rights and wrongs of cryonic preservation, according to her lawyer.
He suggested that ministers might consider "proper regulation" of cryonic preservation.
But he suggested the case highlighted the need for proper regulation of cryonic preservation in this country.
And he added that if cryonic preservation became more common, authorities should look at "proper regulation".
He suggests that the present generation may exploit these scientific advances by encouraging cryonic preservation.
Ever the visionary though, he has taken the subject in an unusual direction: the world of Cryonic suspension, where the dying are frozen, to be resurrected in the future when medicine has caught up to their maladies.
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But Dad would never agree to delay the transplant, and if that was successful, no court would require him to risk cryonic preservation.
By 1970, perhaps discouraged by the belief that cryonic preservation would not be practical in his lifetime, Cooper abandoned the field and took up sailing.
A protocol developed by Robin brought Jason out of his cryonic state.