cauterant


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cauterant

(ˈkɔːtərənt)
adj
(Chemistry) caustic; cauterizing
n
(Surgery) another name for cautery2
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Noun1.cauterant - 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
cryocautery - an instrument for destroying tissue by freezing it
instrument - a device that requires skill for proper use
searing iron - a hot iron used to destroy tissue