cryostasis

[ krahy-oh-stey-sis, ‐stas-is ]
/ ˌkraɪ oʊˈsteɪ sɪs, ‐ˈstæs ɪs /

noun

the deep-freezing of human bodies or other organisms at death; cryonics.
the state of being in such a deep-freeze: a man held in cryostasis for 50 years.

Nearby words

  1. cryoprotectant,
  2. cryoprotein,
  3. cryoscope,
  4. cryoscopic,
  5. cryoscopy,
  6. cryostat,
  7. cryosurgery,
  8. cryotherapy,
  9. cryotolerant,
  10. cryotron

Origin of cryostasis


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