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cauterization


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cauterization  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cauterization 
  n  :  the  act  of  coagulating  blood  and  destroying  tissue  with  a 
  hot  iron  or  caustic  agent  or  by  freezing  [syn:  {cautery}, 
  {cauterisation}] 




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