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Meaning of CAUTERIZATION

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
 

CAUTERIZATION is a 13 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: cauterisation, cautery
 
 See Also: cryocautery, operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process, thermocautery

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cau`ter*i*za"tion\, n. [Cf. F. caut[`e]risation.]
(Med.)
The act of searing some morbid part by the application of a
cautery or caustic; also, the effect of such application.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: The use of heat to destroy abnormal cells. Also called diathermy or electrodiathermy.
 

 

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