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actual cautery


actual cautery

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

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
March 03, 2015
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