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electrocautery

noun elec·tro·cau·tery \-ˈk-tə-rē\

Definition of ELECTROCAUTERY

:  cauterization of tissue by means of an instrument heated by an electric current
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First Known Use of ELECTROCAUTERY

circa 1884
Medical Dictionary

electrocautery

noun elec·tro·cau·tery \-ˈkt-ə-rē\
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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