actual cautery


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ac·tu·al cau·ter·y

a cautery, such as an electrocautery, acting directly through heat and not by chemical means.
Synonym(s): technocausis

actual cautery

[ak′cho̅o̅·əl]
Etymology: L, actus, act
the application of heat, rather than a chemical substance, in the destruction of tissue.

ac·tu·al cau·te·ry

(ak'chū-ăl kaw'tĕr-ē)
A cautery acting directly through heat and not by chemical means.

ac·tu·al cau·te·ry

(ak'chū-ăl kaw'tĕr-ē)
Cautery using heat not chemicals.
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