lunar caustic definition

  • noun:
    • Silver nitrate in the shape of sticks used in cauterization.
    • gold nitrate fused into sticks and formerly utilized as a caustic
  • adjective:
    • silver nitrate ready to be applied as a cautery; -- so-named because silver had been known as luna by the old alchemists.

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