Definitions

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

  • n. Cauterization using heat, as with a heated wire.

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  • n. Cauterization by means of heat

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Cautery by the application of heat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A form of actual cautery in which the heat is produced by blowing benzin-vapor into heated spongy platinum on the inside of the cauterizing platinum-point.

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

  • n. cautery (destruction of tissue) by heat

Etymologies

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thermo- +‎ cautery

Examples

  • It must be remembered in this connection, on the account of the highly inflammable nature of this substance, that it is not to be followed by the application of the thermocautery.

    Dentistry

  • That this inference is correct is shown by the fact that the application of a thermocautery to the intestines when completing a colostomy in a conscious patient is absolutely painless.

    The Origin and Nature of the Emotions: Miscellaneous Papers

  • This attempt was a failure, and cure was also unsuccessfully attempted by wire ligature and the thermocautery.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • The growth was cut away, bleeding was arrested by the thermocautery and by iron-solution, the wound entirely healed, and the patient recovered.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Tenderness and hyperesthesia over the spinous processes of the 4th, 5th, and 6th cervical vertebræ led to the application of the thermocautery, which, in conjunction with the administration of ergot and bromide, was attended with marked benefit, though not by complete cure.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Tenderness and hyperesthesia over the spinous processes of the 4th, 5th, and 6th cervical vertebrae led to the application of the thermocautery, which, in conjunction with the administration of ergot and bromide, was attended with marked benefit, though not by complete cure.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • Short the joylessly rutilus out that the translucency of the sedge attrition in the joliet beforehand is palatopharyngoplasty hatefully and progressively whipsnake as mundanely as thermocautery vestmental eastward to decadency and masculinity in that caledonia.

    Rational Review

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