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cau·tery

npl  -ter*ies  1  :  the act or effect of cauterizing  :  CAUTERIZATION  2  :  an agent (as a hot iron or caustic) used to burn, sear, or destroy tissue .
 
 
 
Similar sounding terms:  ca·tar·ia  ca·tarrh  cat·tery  cau·ter 

 
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