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Noun: cauterant  ko-tu-runt
  1. An instrument or substance used to destroy tissue for medical reasons (e.g., removal of a wart) by burning it with a hot iron or an electric current or a caustic or by freezing it
    - cautery

Derived forms: cauterants

Type of: instrument