Cauteries
Cautery Cau"ter*y, n.; pl. {Cauteries}. [L. cauterium, Gr. ?. See {Cauter}.] 1. (Med.) A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue. [1913 Webster]

2. The iron of other agent in cauterizing. [1913 Webster]

{Actual cautery}, a substance or agent (as a hot iron) which cauterizes or sears by actual heat; or the burning so effected.

{Potential cautery}, a substance which cauterizes by chemical action; as, lunar caustic; also, the cauterizing produced by such substance. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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