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

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


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