HyperDic: cautery

English > 2 senses of the word cautery:
NOUNartifactcautery, cauterantan instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
actcautery, cauterization, cauterisationthe act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
English > cautery: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAn instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it.
Synonymcauterant
NarrowercryocauteryAn instrument for destroying tissue by freezing it
searing ironA hot iron used to destroy tissue
BroaderinstrumentA device that requires skill for proper use
Spanishcauterio
Catalancauteri
Verbscauterize, cauteriseburn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent
English > cautery: 2 senses > noun 2, act
MeaningThe act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing.
Synonymscauterization, cauterisation
Narrowercryocauteryapplication of a substance that destroys tissue by freezing it
thermocauterycautery (destruction of tissue) by heat
Broaderoperation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical processA medical procedure involving an incision with instruments
Spanishcauterio, cauterización
Catalancauteri, cauterització
Verbscauterize, cauteriseburn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent

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