Definition of auto-icon in English:

auto-icon

noun

  • A dead body which is preserved, clothed, and displayed as though still living, as a memorial to the deceased.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), philosopher, jurist, and reformer. From auto- + icon.

Pronunciation

auto-icon

/ˌɔːtəʊˈʌɪkɒn/