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lunar caustic

noun, Medicine/Medical, Chemistry
1.
silver nitrate, AgNO 3 , especially in a sticklike mold, used to cauterize tissues.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800
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lunar caustic

noun
1.
silver nitrate fused into sticks, which were formerly used in cauterizing
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