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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.]


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


(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]


the act of cauterization, or burning away of dead tissue.
See also: Surgery
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


n. cauterizador, instrumento utilizado para destruir tejidos por medio de electricidad, calor o sustancias químicas.


n cauterio
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2 It may arise as a complication of pulsed dye laser and has been treated by cryosurgery, electrodessication, chemical cautery and laser surgery.
5] In a recent study on comparison of chemical cautery versus fat myringoplasty by Debnath in November 2013, closure results were found to be comparable with an average success rate of 68%.
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.
Objective: To evaluate and compare the two methods, electrocautery versus chemical cautery, for controlling unilateral anterior epistaxis and to identify the complications.
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).
With a total of 2 years follow-up reflected that out of 11 patients 9 did not have any complaints which accounts to 90%, one patient had first-degree cystocele and one patient had vault granuloma which is corrected with chemical cautery.