cautery

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noun cau·tery \ˈkȯ-tə-rē\

Definition of cautery

plural

cauteries

  1. 1 :  the act or effect of cauterizing :  cauterization

  2. 2 :  an agent (such as a hot iron or caustic) used to burn, sear, or destroy tissue

Origin and Etymology of cautery

Latin cauterium, from Greek kautērion branding iron, from kaiein


First Known Use: 14th century


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cautery

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noun cau·tery \ˈkȯt-ə-rē\

Medical Definition of cautery

plural

cauteries

  1. 1:  the act or effect of cauterizing :  cauterization

  2. 2:  a substance or medical device used to burn, sear, or destroy tissue

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