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cautery

cau·ter·y

cautery

 
pronunciation:
kaw t ri
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: cauteries
definition 1: something, such as a caustic agent or a very hot or very cold instrument, used to burn or sear and thus to destroy unwanted tissue.
definition 2: the act or process of cauterizing tissue.
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