from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of freezing and storing the body of a diseased, recently deceased person to prevent tissue decomposition so that at some future time the person might be brought back to life upon development of new medical cures.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The cryopreservation of a person with medical needs that cannot be met by available medicine until resuscitation and healing by future medicine is possible.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. 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
cry(o)- + -onics, as in bionics.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From cryo- + -ics. (Wiktionary)