diathermy

noun
dia·​ther·​my | \ˈdī-ə-ˌthər-mē \

Definition of diathermy 

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

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diathermic \ˌdī-​ə-​ˈthər-​mik \ adjective

First Known Use of diathermy

1909, in the meaning defined above

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diathermy

noun
dia·​ther·​my | \ˈdī-ə-ˌthər-mē \
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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