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cutter 

GYNAECOLOGY

Regional slang for a person who performs illegal abortions

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

An enzyme that cuts double-stranded DNA in specific places

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cutter

PSYCHIATRY

A person, more often female, who causes self injury in the form of razor cuts, slashes with hot knives, and other mentally cathartic acts. 

There are said to be up to 2 million cutters in the US, who may be recognised by cross-hatched scars in various place on their bodies, depression, distrust of others

Risks Scars, suicide, blood loss, infection–e.g., HIV, death

Synonym Self-mutilator 

SURGERY

Slang for a surgeon 

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