Cauterization
: The use of heat to destroy abnormal cells. Also called diathermy or electrodiathermy.
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The act of cauterizing. SEE ALSO: cautery.

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cau·ter·iza·tion (kaw″tər-ĭ-zaґshən) destruction of tissue with a hot or cold instrument, electric current, caustic substance, or other agent. Called also cautery.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cauterization — (Amer.) cau·ter·i·za·tion || ‚kɔːtÉ™raɪ zeɪʃn n. process of burning or scarring with a hot iron or other implement and often for the purpose of killing infection (also cauterisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cauterization — Cauterization, Vstio, Inustio …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • Cauterization — Cauterize redirects here. For the band, see Cauterize (band)Cauterization is a medical term describing the burning of the body to remove or close a part of it. The main forms of cauterization used today are electrocautery and chemical cautery.… …   Wikipedia

  • cauterization — cauterize (also cauterise) ► VERB ▪ burn the skin or flesh of (a wound) to stop bleeding or prevent infection. DERIVATIVES cauterization noun. ORIGIN Greek kaut riazein, from kaut rion branding iron …   English terms dictionary

  • cauterization — noun see cauterize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cauterization — See cauterize. * * * …   Universalium

  • cauterization — noun The act of searing some morbid part by the application of a cautery or caustic; also, the effect of such application …   Wiktionary

  • cauterization — cau·ter·i·za·tion …   English syllables

  • cauterization — noun the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing • Syn: ↑cautery, ↑cauterisation • Derivationally related forms: ↑cauterise (for: ↑cauterisation), ↑cauterize, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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