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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In surgery, the act of cauterizing or searing some morbid part by the application of a hot iron, or of caustics, etc.
  • noun The effect of the application of a cautery or caustic.
  • noun Also spelled cauterisation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) The act of searing some morbid part by the application of a cautery or caustic; also, the effect of such application.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of searing some morbid part by the application of a cautery or caustic; also, the effect of such application.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing

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