noun, plural cau·ter·ies.
- caution money,
Origin of cautery
Examples from the Web for cautery
Here the beneficial action of the cautery and the blister may be largely problematical.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks
There the doctor advised a cautery over the cheek as far as the eyebrow of the eye that was in worse state.The Mediaeval Mind (Volume I of II)|Henry Osborn Taylor
Hypnotism and ansthetics may produce insensibility to pain, but do not interfere with the cautery.Magic and Religion|Andrew Lang
The method of ligature is so simple and safe that the cautery for this purpose has been long abandoned.
In cautery, the area where fire is to be placed is marked with ink in the shape of a myrtle leaf.
noun plural -teries
Word Origin for cautery
1540s, from Latin cauterium "branding iron," from Greek kauterion (see cauterize).