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  Definition of cautery
  1. the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
  2. an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
Similar Words: cauterization, cauterisation, cauterant

 

Hyponyms: cryocautery, thermocautery, searing iron

 

Derivational Morphology: cauterize, cauterise, burn

 

 
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