cautery


cau·tery

noun \ˈk-tə-rē\
plural cau·ter·ies

Definition of CAUTERY

1
:  the act or effect of cauterizing :  cauterization
2
:  an agent (as a hot iron or caustic) used to burn, sear, or destroy tissue

Origin of CAUTERY

Latin cauterium, from Greek kautērion branding iron, from kaiein
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CAUTERY

cau·tery

noun \ˈkt-ə-rē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cau·ter·ies

Medical Definition of CAUTERY

1
: the act or effect of cauterizing : cauterization
2
: an agent (as a hot iron or caustic) used to burn, sear, or destroy tissue

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