electrocautery

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

Definition of electrocautery

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

First Known Use of electrocautery

1860


Medical Dictionary

electrocautery

noun elec·tro·cau·tery \ -ˈkȯt-ə-rē \

medical Definition of electrocautery

plural electrocauteries
1 : a cautery operated by an electric current
2 : the cauterization of tissue by means of an electrocautery

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