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diathermy

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noun dia·ther·my \ˈdī-ə-ˌthər-mē\

Definition of diathermy

  1. :  the generation of heat in tissue by electric currents for medical or surgical purposes

diathermic

play \ˌdī-ə-ˈthər-mik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of diathermy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1909

Rhymes with diathermy


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diathermy

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noun dia·ther·my \ˈdī-ə-ˌthər-mē\

Medical Definition of diathermy

plural

diathermies

  1. :  the generation of heat in tissue by electric currents for medical or surgical purposes—called also endothermy; see electrocoagulation, shortwave diathermy




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