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

diathermic

play \ˌdī-ə-ˈthər-mik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of diathermy

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diathermy

noun dia·ther·my \ ˈdī-ə-ˌthər-mē \

medical Definition of diathermy

plural diathermies
: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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