lunar caustic

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lunar caustic

n.
Silver nitrate in the form of sticks used in cauterization.
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lunar caustic

n
(Elements & Compounds) silver nitrate fused into sticks, which were formerly used in cauterizing
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lu′nar caus′tic


n.
silver nitrate formed as a stick, used in medicine for cauterizing tissue.
[1790–1800]
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Noun1.lunar caustic - silver nitrate fused into sticks and formerly used as a caustic
silver nitrate - a nitrate used in making photographic emulsions; also used in medicine as a cautery and as a topical antibacterial agent
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