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actual cautery

noun ac·tu·al cautery \ˈak-ch(ə-w)əl-, ˈaksh-wəl-\

Medical Definition of ACTUAL CAUTERY

:  an agent (as a hot iron, electrocautery, or moxa) used to destroy tissue by heat—called also thermocautery; compare potential cautery

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