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Gynaecology A person who performs illegal abortions
Molecular biology An enzyme that cuts double-stranded DNA in specific places
Psychiatry A person, more often female, who causes self injury in the form of razor cuts, slashes with hot knives, and other mentally cathartic acts; there are said to be up to 2 million cutters in the US, who may be recognised by cross-hatched scars in various place on their bodies, depression, distrust of others
Risks Scars, suicide, blood loss, infection—e.g., HIV—death
Surgery Slang for a surgeon

cutter

Self-mutilator Psychiatry A person, more often ♀, who causes self injury in the form of razor cuts, slashes with hot knives, and other mentally cathartic acts; there are said to be up to 2 million cutters in the US Clinical Cross-hatched scars, depression, distrust of others Risks Scars, suicide, blood loss, infection–eg, HIV, death. See Self mutilation.