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diathermy

noun dia·ther·my \ˈdī-ə-ˌthər-mē\

Definition of DIATHERMY

:  the generation of heat in tissue by electric currents for medical or surgical purposes
dia·ther·mic \ˌdī-ə-ˈthər-mik\ adjective

Origin of DIATHERMY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1909

Rhymes with DIATHERMY

diathermy

noun dia·ther·my \ˈdī-ə-ˌthər-mē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural dia·ther·mies

Medical Definition of DIATHERMY

:  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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