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Definition 1: the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for cautery in the sense of this definition

(cautery is a kind of ...) a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body

"they will schedule the operation as soon as an operating room is available" "he died while undergoing surgery"

(... is a kind of cautery ) application of a substance that destroys tissue by freezing it

(... is a kind of cautery ) cautery (destruction of tissue) by heat

Definition 2: 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 - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for cautery in the sense of this definition

(cautery is a kind of ...) a device that requires skill for proper use

(... is a kind of cautery ) an instrument for destroying tissue by freezing it

(... is a kind of cautery ) a hot iron used to destroy tissue

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