cryocautery

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Noun1.cryocautery - an instrument for destroying tissue by freezing it
cauterant, 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
2.cryocautery - application of a substance that destroys tissue by freezing it
cauterisation, cauterization, cautery - the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing