cauterant

[kaw-ter-uh nt]Medicine/Medical

noun

a caustic agent.

adjective


Nearby words

  1. caustic potash,
  2. caustic soda,
  3. caustic surface,
  4. causticity,
  5. causticly,
  6. cauterization,
  7. cauterize,
  8. cautery,
  9. caution,
  10. caution money

Origin of cauterant

First recorded in 1535–45; cauter(ize) + -ant

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British Dictionary definitions for cauterant

cauterant

adjective

caustic; cauterizing

noun

another name for cautery (def. 2)
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Medicine definitions for cauterant

cauterant

[kôtər-ənt]

n.

A cauterizing substance.

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