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n. pl. ther·mo·cau·ter·ies
Cauterization using heat, as with a heated wire.
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|Noun||1.||thermocautery - cautery (destruction of tissue) by heat|
cauterisation, cauterization, cautery - the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
electrocautery - application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
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