cryonics
noun plural but usually singular in construction Etymology: cry- + -onics (as in electronics) Date: 1967 the practice of freezing a person who has died of a disease in hopes of restoring life at some future time when a cure for the disease has been developedcryonic adjective

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  • cryonics — [krʌɪ ɒnɪks] plural noun [treated as sing.] the deep freezing of the bodies of people who have died of an incurable disease, in the hope of a future cure. Derivatives cryonic adjective Origin 1960s: contr. of cryogenics …   English new terms dictionary

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