Paquelin's thermocautery
Thermocautery Ther`mo*cau"ter*y, n. [Thermo- + cautery.] (Surg.) Cautery by the application of heat. [1913 Webster]

{Paquelin's thermocautery}, thermocautery by means of a hollow platinum point, which is kept constantly hot by the passage through it of benzine vapor. [1913 Webster]


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  • Thermocautery — Ther mo*cau ter*y, n. [Thermo + cautery.] (Surg.) Cautery by the application of heat. [1913 Webster] {Paquelin s thermocautery}, thermocautery by means of a hollow platinum point, which is kept constantly hot by the passage through it of benzine… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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