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cauterize

 [kaw´ter-īz]
to apply a cautery; to perform cauterization.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'ter-īz),
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.

cauterize

/cau·ter·ize/ (kaw´ter-īz) to apply a cautery; to destroy tissue by the application of heat, cold, or a caustic agent.

cauterize

(kô′tə-rīz′)
tr.v. cauter·ized, cauter·izing, cauter·izes
1. To burn or sear with a cautery.
2. To deaden, as to feelings or moral scruples; callous.

cau′ter·i·za′tion (-tər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.

cauterize

[kô′tərīz]
Etymology: Gk, kauterion, branding iron
1 to burn tissues by thermal heat, including steam, hot metal, or solar radiation; electricity; or another agent such as laser or dry ice, usually with the objective of destroying damaged or diseased tissues, preventing infections, or coagulating blood vessels. See also chemical cauterization.
2 to apply a cautery; to perform cauterization.

cauterize

verb To stop bleeding with high heat or a chemical–eg, silver nitrate

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.

Cauterize

To use heat or chemicals to stop bleeding, prevent the spread of infection, or destroy tissue.

cau·ter·ize

(kaw'tĕr-īz)
To apply a cautery; to burn with a cautery.
Synonym(s): cauterise.

cauterize (kô´tərīz),

v to sear or burn living tissue in order to stop bleeding; a corrosive agent, hot metal, or electricity may be used.
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The scientists cauterized blood vessels to induce high pressure in one eye of each of 16 rats.
Granulation tissue at the site of contact between a stone and the nasal mucosa can be cauterized with silver nitrate.
Wengert made an incision into the patient, cut one of her fallopian tubes and cauterized it, said Hahn, adding that Tavitian was absent from the operating room when the surgery was performed.
We repaired the injured mucosa and the orifices of the fistulae with absorbable sutures and cauterized the area.
This served to shrink the tissue and allow the cauterized tissue to be resected with through-cutting forceps.
View C shows the otoscopic view immediately after the polypoid tissue was removed but before the ear canal skin at each source of the polyp had been cauterized with silver nitrate.