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n. pl. cau·ter·ies
1. An agent or instrument used to destroy abnormal tissue by burning, searing, or scarring, including caustic substances, electric currents, lasers, and very hot or very cold instruments.
2. The act or process of cauterizing.

[Middle English cauterie, from Latin cautērium, branding iron, cautery, from Greek kautērion, from kaiein, kau-, to burn.]
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n, pl -teries
1. (Surgery) the coagulation of blood or destruction of body tissue by cauterizing
2. (Surgery) Also called: cauterant an instrument or chemical agent for cauterizing
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(ˈkɔ tə ri)

n., pl. -ter•ies.
1. any substance or instrument, as an electric current or hot iron, used to destroy tissue.
2. the process of destroying tissue with a cautery.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin cautērium < Greek kautḗrion, derivative of kautḗr branding iron]
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the act of cauterization, or burning away of dead tissue.
See also: Surgery
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cautery - 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
2.cautery - the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, surgery, operation - a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body; "they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available"; "he died while undergoing surgery"
cryocautery - application of a substance that destroys tissue by freezing it
thermocautery - cautery (destruction of tissue) by heat
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n. cauterizador, instrumento utilizado para destruir tejidos por medio de electricidad, calor o sustancias químicas.
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n cauterio
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According to the data provided by the institute, 16,165 procedures were carried out, including electric and chemical cautery, carbolic acid touch and cryotherapy to treat moles, warts and skin tags.
[1] Etching: Also referred to as chemical cautery. Two types, wet etching, and dry etching are used, and both are used to remove the unneeded thin film when forming wiring on a printed circuit board.
Objective: To compare efficacy of chemical cautery with silver nitrate along with fucidin ointment versus topical vasoconstrictor spray (xylometazoline 0.05%) and fucidin ointment application in idiopathic pediatric anterior epistaxis.
Management ANP 28 PNP & ANP 9 Chemical cautery 3 Bipolar cautery 2 Note: Table made from pie chart.
Located usually on head, neck, upper trunk, hands and feet, it is also found in the mouth, especially in women who are pregnant.2 It may arise as a complication of pulsed dye laser and has been treated by cryosurgery, electrodessication, chemical cautery and laser surgery.3 These procedures are usually messy and accompanied with severe bleeding with recurrence rate of up to 50%.4
Animals had been treated medically with laxatives, ointments for piles and fistula, antibiotics, corticosteroids, expression of anal sacs and surgically with electro cautery, chemical cautery and were even castrated, but the condition had been deteriorating with the passage of time.
After shielding adjacent vital structures with Sofra-Tulle dressing, chemical cautery of the tumour bed was achieved with Carnoy's solution.
Chemical cautery agents also lessen pain (SOR: A, single RCTs on differing agents), and chlorhexidine mouthwashes may reduce overall ulcer burden (SOR: B, heterogeneous RCTs).
Comparison of electro and chemical cautery in the treatment of anterior epistaxis.