Any substance that destroys tissue upon application. SYN: chemical cautery, chemicocautery.

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che·mo·cau·tery (ke″mo-kawґtər-e) destruction of tissue by application of a caustic chemical substance. Called also chemical cautery.

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  • chemicocautery — SYN: chemocautery. * * * chem·i·co·cau·tery (kem″ĭ ko kawґtər e) chemocautery …   Medical dictionary

  • cautery — 1. An agent or device used for scarring, burning, or cutting the skin or other tissues by means of heat, cold, electric current, ultrasound, or caustic chemicals. 2. Use of a c.. [G. kauterion, a branding iron] actual c. a c., such as… …   Medical dictionary

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