electrocautery


elec·tro·cau·tery

noun \-ˈk-tə-rē\

Definition of ELECTROCAUTERY

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

First Known Use of ELECTROCAUTERY

circa 1884

elec·tro·cau·tery

noun \-ˈkt-ə-rē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural elec·tro·cau·ter·ies

Medical Definition of ELECTROCAUTERY

1
: a cautery operated by an electric current
2
: the cauterization of tissue by means of an electrocautery

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