noun, plural cau·ter·ies.
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Monell, Bigelow, Massey, and Bartholow know electricity about the nose only as a cautery.The Treatment of Hay Fever|George Frederick Laidlaw
If the spurting blood should cool the cautery, take another.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
He brought in a cautery, a furnace, and other terrible instruments used then in medical practice.Giovanni Boccaccio, a Biographical Study|Edward Hutton
Perhaps we needed a surgeon who would use knife and cautery.
In cautery, the area where fire is to be placed is marked with ink in the shape of a myrtle leaf.