Cauterant



a caustic agent.
caustic.
adjective
caustic; cauterizing
noun
another name for cautery (sense 2)

cauterant cau·ter·ant (kô’tər-ənt)
n.
A cauterizing substance.

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  • Cauterise

    to burn with a hot iron, electric current, fire, or a caustic, especially for curative purposes; treat with a cautery. Historical Examples verb (transitive) (esp in the treatment of a wound) to burn or sear (body tissue) with a hot iron or caustic agent v. c.1400, from Old French cauterisier, from Late Latin cauterizare “to […]

  • Cauterization

    to burn with a hot iron, electric current, fire, or a caustic, especially for curative purposes; treat with a cautery. Historical Examples verb (transitive) (esp in the treatment of a wound) to burn or sear (body tissue) with a hot iron or caustic agent n. c.1400, from Old French cauterisation (14c.) and directly from Late […]



  • Cauterize

    to burn with a hot iron, electric current, fire, or a caustic, especially for curative purposes; treat with a cautery. Historical Examples verb (transitive) (esp in the treatment of a wound) to burn or sear (body tissue) with a hot iron or caustic agent v. c.1400, from Old French cauterisier, from Late Latin cauterizare “to […]

  • Cautery

    an escharotic substance, electric current, or hot iron used to destroy tissue. the process of destroying tissue with a cautery. Historical Examples noun (pl) -teries the coagulation of blood or destruction of body tissue by cauterizing Also called cauterant. an instrument or chemical agent for cauterizing n. 1540s, from Latin cauterium “branding iron,” from Greek […]



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