Potential cautery

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Potential cautery a substance which cauterizes by chemical action; as, lunar caustic; also, the cauterizing produced by such substance.
    • Potential cautery See under Cautery.
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Usage

In literature:

Besides these Remedies there are also actual and potential Cauteries, or simple Ligatures, which are infallible.
"The Compleat Surgeon, or the Whole Art of Surgery Explain'd in a Most Familiar Method" by Charles Gabriel Le Clerc
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