Cautery meaning

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An agent or instrument used to destroy abnormal tissue by burning, searing, or scarring, including caustic substances, electric currents, lasers, and very hot or very cold instruments.
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The act or process of cauterizing.
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An instrument or substance for cauterizing.
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The act of cauterizing.
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An agent or instrument used to destroy abnormal tissue by burning, searing, or scarring, including caustic substances, electric currents, lasers, and very hot or very cold instruments.
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The act or process of cauterizing.
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An agent or instrument used to destroy tissue, as in surgery, by burning, searing, cutting, or scarring, including caustic substances, electric currents, and lasers.
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(medicine) The process of using either extreme heat or extreme cold to either cut or seal body tissue.
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(medicine) A device used for cutting or sealing body tissue.
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Origin of cautery

  • Middle English cauterie from Latin cautērium branding iron, cautery from Greek kautērion from kaiein kau- to burn

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition