Medical Dictionary


adj caus·tic \ˈk-stik\

Medical Definition of CAUSTIC

:  capable of destroying or eating away organic tissue and especially animal tissue by chemical action <silver nitrate and sulfuric acid are caustic agents>
caus·ti·cal·ly \-sti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
caus·tic·i·ty \k-ˈstis-ət-ē\ noun, plural caus·tic·i·ties
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