Definition of cryonics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kraɪˈɒnɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//kraɪˈɑːnɪks//
[uncountable] (medical)
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the process of freezing a body at the moment of its death with the hope that it will be brought back to life at some future time compare cryogenics Word Origin1960s: contraction of cryogenics.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cryonics