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  • n. The original procedure of closing a retina break in retinal separation by transfixation of the break with cautery.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In surgery, puncture with a red-hot styliform cautery.

Etymologies

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ignis (latin: fire) + puncture (hole)

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