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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Silver nitrate in the form of sticks used in cauterization.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. silver nitrate prepared to be used as a cautery; -- so named because silver was called luna by the ancient alchemists.

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

  • n. silver nitrate fused into sticks and formerly used as a caustic


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