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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
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Cryocautery of the cervix is a time-proven effective way to eliminate intraepithelial neoplasia, especially if the disease is limited to the visible transformation zone and there is no evidence of extension of disease into the endocervical canal.