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caustic

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adjective caus·tic \ˈkȯ-stik\

Medical Definition of caustic

  1. :  capable of destroying or eating away organic tissue and especially animal tissue by chemical action <silver nitrate and sulfuric acid are caustic agents>

caustically \-sti-k(ə-)lē\play adverb
causticity \kȯ-ˈstis-ət-ē\play noun plural causticities



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caustic

noun caus·tic

Medical Definition of caustic

  1. :  a caustic agent: asa:  a substance that burns or destroys organic tissue by chemical action :  escharoticb:  a strong corrosive alkali (as sodium hydroxide)





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