electrocautery

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noun elec·tro·cau·tery \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈkȯ-tə-rē\

Definition of electrocautery

  1. :  cauterization of tissue by means of an instrument heated by an electric current

1860

First Known Use of electrocautery

1860


Medical Dictionary

electrocautery

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noun elec·tro·cau·tery \-ˈkȯt-ə-rē\

Medical Definition of electrocautery

plural

electrocauteries

  1. 1:  a cautery operated by an electric current

  2. 2:  the cauterization of tissue by means of an electrocautery


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