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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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A protocol developed by Robin brought Jason out of his cryonic state.
Polymenis' generous donation will also help fund targeted research grants to scientific labs with the skills needed to overcome current limitations in cryonic and chemical preservation protocols.
If (or when) some of those species go extinct, and if (or when) cloning becomes more reliable, such cryonic arks will be essential for reviving lost plants and animals.
So when faced with imminent death and the need to decide between cryonic preservation or faith in God and an afterlife, he offers a 1m British pound prize for the most convincing argument 'for' or 'against' God.
I'm only sorry that he didn't discuss cryonics--freezing corpses for future revival--in general and Ted Williams' unfortunate cryonic experiences in particular; Teresi's wit would, I suspect, have had a field day.
A pilot frozen as part of a cryonic experiment thaws 50 years later in modern-day America and falls for a young mother 1992 *** Columbo: Identity Crisis (UTV, 2.
As protagonist Joe Chip and his fellow psychics return to Earth with their boss in cryonic or "cold-pack" storage, they start experiencing strange shifts in reality, as Runciter's face appears on coins and they receive cryptic messages from their deceased boss in writing and on tv.
This midcareer survey will focus on four of the artist's most ambitious projects, including her 2007 series "An American Index of the Hidden and Unfamiliar," which led viewers behind the scenes at normally inaccessible sites--nuclear-waste-storage facilities, cryonic units, CIA headquarters--and "Contraband," 2010, for which she spent five days shooting items confiscated or detained at New York's JFK International Airport.
Bestobell Valves, a British maker of cryonic valves, in one such example.
I am seriously considering changing to the Xbox," said one message on the US PlayStation blog by a user called Cryonic UCX.
I am seriously considering changing to the Xbox," said message posted by a user called Cryonic UCX on the US PlayStation blog.
In 1993, Aud and Trygve, hoping to start their own cryonic facility, moved Grandpa to Colorado.