AskDefine | Define cauterant

Dictionary Definition

cauterant n : 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]

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

acid, actual cautery, brand, brand iron, branding iron, burning, calefacient, calefactive, calefactory, caustic, cauter, cauterizer, cautery, chafing, corrosive, electrocautery, escharotic, heating, hot iron, lunar caustic, mordant, moxa, potential cautery, radium, warming
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