ECT

abbreviation

Definition of ECT

electroconvulsive therapy

ect-

combining form
variants: or ecto-

Definition of ect-

: outside : external
  • ectoderm
— compare end-, exo-

Origin and Etymology of ect-

New Latin, from Greek ekto-, from ektos, from ex out — more at ex-


Medical Dictionary

ECT

abbreviation

medical Definition of ECT

electroconvulsive therapy

Learn More about ect


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ECT? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to make or become suitable or fit

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Winter Words Quiz

  • fox-in-front-of-cabin-in-winter
  • Another word for ‘a person who travels to an area of warmth and sun, especially in winter’ is a:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!