electrodesiccation

noun

elec·​tro·​des·​ic·​ca·​tion i-ˌlek-trō-ˌde-si-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce electrodesiccation (audio)
: the drying up of tissue by a high-frequency electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode

called also fulguration

Word History

First Known Use

1919, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of electrodesiccation was in 1919

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Cite this Entry

“Electrodesiccation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrodesiccation. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Medical Definition

electrodesiccation

noun
elec·​tro·​des·​ic·​ca·​tion i-ˌlek-trō-ˌdes-i-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce electrodesiccation (audio)
: the drying of tissue by a high-frequency electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode

called also fulguration

electrodesiccate transitive verb
electrodesiccated; electrodesiccating
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