Definitions for cautery
ˈkɔ tə ricaute·ry
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an 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
cautery, cauterization, cauterisationnoun
the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
The process of using either extreme heat or extreme cold to either cut or seal body tissue.
A device used for cutting or sealing body tissue.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Cautery is either actual or potential; the first is burning by a hot iron, and the latter with caustick medicines. The actual cautery is generally used to stop mortification, by burning the dead parts to the quick; or to stop the effusion of blood, by searing up the vessels. John Quincy
Etymology: ϰαίω, uro.
In heat of fight it will be necessary to have your actual cautery always ready; for that will secure the bleeding arteries in a moment. Richard Wiseman, Surgery.
Cautery is a medical practice or technique of burning a part of a body to remove or close off a particular tissue. This is often used to destroy an abnormal growth, prevent infection and diseases, or minimize bleeding during surgery. The process can be done using a heated instrument, freezing, laser, or electrical current.
a burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue
the iron of other agent in cauterizing
Etymology: [L. cauterium, Gr. . See Cauter.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The application of a caustic substance, a hot instrument, an electric current, or other agent to control bleeding while removing or destroying tissue.
The numerical value of cautery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of cautery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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- cautère, cautérisationFrench
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