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Medical Term:

cryocautery

Pronunciation: kri'o-kaw'ter-e

Definition: Any substance, such as liquid nitrogen or carbon dioxide snow, or a low temperature instrument, the application of which causes destruction of tissue by freezing.

Synonym(s): cold cautery

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