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cautery

 [kaw´ter-e]
1. a caustic substance or hot or cold instrument used in cauterization.
chemical cautery chemocautery.
cold cautery cryocautery.
electric cautery electrocautery (def. 2).
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cau·ter·y

(kaw'ter-ē),
1. An agent or device used for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues by means of heat, cold, electric current, ultrasound, or caustic chemicals.
2. Use of a cautery.
[G. kautērion, a branding iron]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cautery

(kô′tə-rē)
n. pl. cauter·ies
1. An agent or instrument used to destroy abnormal tissue by burning, searing, or scarring, including caustic substances, electric currents, lasers, and very hot or very cold instruments.
2. The act or process of cauterizing.
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cau·tery

(kaw'tĕr-ē)
An agent or device used for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues by means of heat, cold, electric current, or caustic chemicals.
[G. kautērion, a branding iron]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cautery

A surgical instrument or agent used to burn, scar or destroy tissue. The electric cautery often consists of a short loop of wire, at the end of an insulated handle, which is made red hot by the passage of an electric current. The actual cautery is a metal rod heated in a flame.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

Cautery

The use of heat, electricity, or chemicals to destroy tissue.
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Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

cau·tery

(kaw'tĕr-ē)
Agent or device for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues with heat, cold, electric current, ultrasound, or caustic chemicals.
[G. kautērion, a branding iron]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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