diathermy

noun
dia·​ther·​my | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌthər-mē How to pronounce diathermy (audio) \

Definition of diathermy

: the generation of heat in tissue by electric currents for medical or surgical purposes

Other Words from diathermy

diathermic \ ˌdī-​ə-​ˈthər-​mik How to pronounce diathermic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of diathermy

1909, in the meaning defined above

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“Diathermy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diathermy. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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diathermy

noun
dia·​ther·​my | \ ˈdī-ə-ˌthər-mē How to pronounce diathermy (audio) \
plural diathermies

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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Nglish: Translation of diathermy for Spanish Speakers

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