potential cautery

n.

An agent, such as potassium hydroxide, that causes the formation of an eschar by chemical means.virtual cautery

Nearby words

  1. potence,
  2. potency,
  3. potent,
  4. potentate,
  5. potential,
  6. potential difference,
  7. potential divider,
  8. potential energy,
  9. potential gradient,
  10. potential well


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