Definition of cauterize in English:

cauterize

Line breaks: cau¦ter|ize
Pronunciation: /ˈkɔːtərʌɪz
 
/
(also cauterise)

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

cauterization

Pronunciation: /-ˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • Another option is electrosurgical cauterization of the diseased tissue, which can be performed to treat implants found during laparoscopy; however, the implants can recur after only one or two years.
  • On rare occasions, a nose bleed may require cauterization, which is done by the ENT surgeons.
  • These vibrations cut and coagulate tissue simultaneously at far lower temperatures than cauterisation, thus reducing lateral thermal tissue damage.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French cauteriser, from late Latin cauterizare, from Greek kautēriazein, from kautērion 'branding iron', from kaiein 'to burn'.

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