electrodesiccation

noun
elec·​tro·​des·​ic·​ca·​tion | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˌde-si-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce electrodesiccation (audio) \

Definition of electrodesiccation

: the drying up of tissue by a high-frequency electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode

called also fulguration

First Known Use of electrodesiccation

1919, in the meaning defined above

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“Electrodesiccation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrodesiccation. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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electrodesiccation

noun
elec·​tro·​des·​ic·​ca·​tion | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˌdes-i-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce electrodesiccation (audio) \

Medical Definition of electrodesiccation

: the drying of tissue by a high-frequency electric current applied with a needle-shaped electrode

called also fulguration

Other Words from electrodesiccation

electrodesiccate \ -​ˈdes-​i-​ˌkāt How to pronounce electrodesiccate (audio) \ transitive verb electrodesiccated; electrodesiccating

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