cauterisation

<procedure> A procedure performed on the skin or mucosa to effect scarring, often used to remove lesions or control bleeding. ... May be performed thermally, electrically, cryocautery (cold) or by laser. ... (16 Mar 1998) ...
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Cauterisation

the use of heat, an electric current, or a chemical to destroy tissue or stop bleeding
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