cauterization definition

  • noun:
    • The work of searing some morbid part by the application of a cautery or caustic; additionally, the end result of such application.
    • The work of searing some morbid part by the application of a cautery or caustic; additionally, the result of these application.
    • In surgery, the act of cauterizing or searing some morbid part by the application of a hot metal, or of caustics, etc.
    • the end result of application of a cautery or caustic.
    • Also spelled cauterisation.
    • the work of coagulating bloodstream and destroying tissue with a hot iron or caustic agent or by freezing

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