cryonics

cryonics
noun
the freezing of a seriously ill or recently deceased person to stop tissues from decomposing; the body is preserved until new medical cures are developed that might bring the person back to life
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cryonics is more science fiction than serious science

Derivationally related forms: ↑cryonic
Hypernyms: ↑cryobiology

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