the science of low temperatures (originally the science of creating low temperatures)
The activities of the holders of the present fellowship awards are in the fields of bioorganic chemistry, cryogenics, immunochemistry, photochemistry and radioactivity, and the institutions at which the researches are being conducted are the California Institute of Technology, the Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, the John Hopkins University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of California.
They had a big cryogenics lab there and at first he had worked in that.
It’s only important industry was cryogenics.
These include generation travel (space arks) and the use of cryogenics (suspended animation).
Biostasis for space travel had been achieved not by cryogenics—dozens of people from the twentieth century were still paying for that mistake—but through psychoactive drugs, clinical derivatives of dioden hystrix, the fungus that Haitian houngan had used for centuries to fake the deaths of men and women, then later revive them and enslave them as zombis, the so-called living dead of modern myth.
Earliest cite in the OED: 1958.
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