cryonics

[ krahy-on-iks ]
/ kraɪˈɒn ɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the deep-freezing of human bodies at death for preservation and possible revival in the future; cryostasis(def 1).

Nearby words

  1. cryolite,
  2. cryology,
  3. cryolysis,
  4. cryometer,
  5. cryonaut,
  6. cryopathy,
  7. cryopexy,
  8. cryophilic,
  9. cryophylactic,
  10. cryophyte

Origin of cryonics

1965–70, Americanism; cryo- + -nics, on the model of bionics, electronics, etc.

Related formscry·on·ic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cryonics

cryonics

/ (kraɪˈɒnɪks) /

noun

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