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Noun: cauterization  ,ko-tu-ru'zey-shun [N. Amer], ,ko-tu-rI'zey-shun [Brit]
  1. The act of coagulating blood and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing
    - cautery, cauterisation [Brit]

Derived forms: cauterizations

Type of: op [informal], operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

Encyclopedia: Cauterization