caust-, caus-, caut-, cauter-, cau- +

(Greek: fire, burn, burnt, burner; from kaustikos, "capable of burning" or "burning" and kaukstos, "combustible" and from kaiein, "to burn")

Any material that is caustic or destructive of viable tissue.
Plural of cautery.
1. The use of a cautery or caustic agent to medically or to surgically treat a lesion or to stop bleeding.
2. The use of a cautery, or a caustic agent, to medically or to surgically treat a lesion or to stop bleeding.

Cauterization is the burning of the body to remove or close a part of it. It is sometimes done for medical reasons, to treat some kind of wound in an area, for example. The main form of cauterization is electrocautery.

In the past, cauterization was used to stop heavy bleeding, especially during amputations.

Special medical instruments called cauters were used to cauterize arteries. During open-heart surgery, cauterization is used to close the many blood vessels in the cavity, as well as to remove vessels to be used for coronary artery bypass surgery.

cauterization by points, punctuate cauterization (s) (noun); cauterizations by points; punctuate cauterizations (pl)
A surgical technique in which a fine probe bearing a hot agent is used to heat deep, small areas: Nancy was told that a punctuate cauterization was to be performed to relieve her of the painful issue in her body.
cauterize, cauterizing, cauterized
1. To burn, sear, or freeze (tissue) using a cautery; such as, a hot iron or electric current or a caustic agent.
2. To deaden, as to feelings or moral scruples; callous.
The destruction or searing of viable tissue by an agent; such as, heat, electricity, or a caustic chemical.
chemocautery, chemocautry
1. In surgery, the cauterization of tissue by applying a caustic-chemical substance.
2. Any substance that destroys tissue upon application.
cold cauterization
The use of carbon dioxide snow for cauterization.
Someone who applies the instrument that causes the destruction of tissue by freezing it (similar to "burning" it).
cryocautery, cold cautery
1. Any substance, such as liquid air or carbon dioxide snow, or a low temperature instrument, the application of which causes destruction of tissue by burn-freezing.
2. The extreme use of cold in destroying tissue as if by "burning" it.
1. Pertaining to, or possessing the properties of, a species of caustic curves formed by refraction.
2. A curved formed by the consecutive intersections of rays of light refracted through a lens.
3. That which burns by refraction, as a double convex lens, or the sun's rays concentrated by such a lens, sometimes used as a cautery.
electric cautery
1. The cauterization (burning) of tissue using electric current to generate heat.
2. The application of a needle or snare heated by electric current for the destruction of bodily tissue; such as, for removing warts or polyps and cauterizing small blood vessels to limit blood loss during a surgical procedure.
electrocauterization, electric cauterization
1. The cauterization of tissue with an electrocautery; in other words, the destruction of tissue with an electric current.
2. A method of removing warts or polyps by placing a needle or wire loop heated by a direct galvanic current on the tissue to be removed.
electrocautery, electric coagulation
1. The cauterization or destruction of tissue using electric current to generate heat.
2. A hand-held, needle-like cautery heated by an electric current.
3. The application of a needle or snare heated by electric current for the destruction of tissue; such as, for removing warts or polyps (benign tumors) and cauterizing small blood vessels to limit blood loss during surgical procedures.
4. The process of cutting and cauterizing skin simultaneously, or coagulating blood from vessels around a surgical incision by using an electrical-cautery instrument.
5. Cauterization using platinum wires heated to red or white heat by an electric current, either direct or alternating.
electronic ink
1. A coated substance, of paper-like thickness and flexibility, whose colors at each point can be changed by electric stimulus to produce changing text and images.
2. A liquid substance which responds to electrical impulses to enable changeable text and image displays on a flexible surface.

This kind of ink will be used for applications; such as, e-books, electronic newspapers, portable signs, and foldable, rollable displays.

Electronic ink contains millions of tiny capsules filled with dark dyes and negatively charged white chips, that are floating in a substance like vegetable oil.

With a printer-like device, the electronic ink-coated material is exposed to electrical impulses which act on the white chips to make them display as light or dark-colored.

A pattern of charges when applied will make it possible for a display of images and text and such information to be displayed can be downloaded through a connection to a computer, a cell phone, or it can be created with mechanical tools; such as, something called an electronic "pencil".

Cross references of word groups that are related, directly, indirectly, or partly to: "fire, burn, glow, or ashes": ars-, ard-; -bust; cand-, cend-; crema-; ciner-; ether-; flagr-; flam-; focus, foci-; fulg-; gehenna-; ign-; phleg-; phlog-; pyreto-, -pyrexia; pyr-; spod- (ashes; waste); volcan-.