cautery

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Related to chemical cautery: cauterisation, chemical cauterization
  • noun

Synonyms for 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

the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing