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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cau·tery /ˈkɔtəri/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 cau·tery /ˈkɔtərɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cau·ter·y n.; pl. Cauteries
 1. Med. A burning or searing, as of morbid flesh, with a hot iron, or by application of a caustic that will burn, corrode, or destroy animal tissue.
 2. The iron of other agent in cauterizing.
 Actual cautery, a substance or agent (as a hot iron) which cauterizes or sears by actual heat; or the burning so effected.
 Potential cautery, a substance which cauterizes by chemical action; as, lunar caustic; also, the cauterizing produced by such substance.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: 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: cauterant]
      2: the act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a
         hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing [syn: cauterization,