cauterant


cauterant
noun
an instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (eg removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
Syn: ↑cautery
Derivationally related forms: ↑cauterize, ↑cauterize (for: ↑cautery), ↑cauterise (for: ↑cautery)
Hypernyms: ↑instrument
Hyponyms: ↑cryocautery, ↑searing iron

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I. \\ˈkȯd.ərənt\ noun (-s)
Etymology: cauter- + -ant
: a cauterizing substance
II. adjective

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/kaw"teuhr euhnt/, Med.
n.
1. a caustic agent.
adj.
2. caustic.
[1535-45; CAUTER(IZE) + -ANT]

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cauˈterant noun
A cauterizing substance
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Main Entry:cauterize

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cauterant, n. and a.
(ˈkɔːtərənt)
[as if f. a Fr. *cautérer to cauter: cf. cautering.]
A. n. A cauterizing substance.
Worcester cites Loudon.
B. adj. ‘Relating to a cautery or to caustic, or having the properties of either’ (Syd. Soc. Lex.).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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