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electrocautery

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noun elec·tro·cau·tery \-ˈkȯ-tə-rē\

Definition of electrocautery

  1. :  cauterization of tissue by means of an instrument heated by an electric current



Circa 1884

First Known Use of electrocautery

circa 1884


Medical Dictionary

electrocautery

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noun elec·tro·cau·tery \-ˈkȯt-ə-rē\

Medical Definition of electrocautery

plural electrocauteries

  1. 1:  a cautery operated by an electric current

  2. 2:  the cauterization of tissue by means of an electrocautery




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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "electrocautery"


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