2: an agent (such as a hot iron or caustic) used to burn, sear, or destroy tissue
Examples of cautery in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebAnd a resident started a fire in a Nebraska Medicine operating room by accidentally bringing a cautery too close to a flammable liquid medical adhesive.
Max Blau, STAT, 20 Apr. 2018 That type of treatment comes in two forms: Electrocautery, which uses heat from a metal probe, and laser cautery.
Hannah Orenstein, Seventeen, 10 Apr. 2017
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