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Medical Term:

cautery

Pronunciation: kaw′ter-ē

Definition

  1. An agent or device used for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues by means of heat, cold, electric current, ultrasound, or caustic chemicals.
  2. Use of a cautery.

[G. kautērion, a branding iron]

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