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    cautery

    cautery - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cautery

    Definition
    (noun) 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
    Synonyms : cauterant
    Definition
    (noun) the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
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