photocoagulation

noun
pho·​to·​co·​ag·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌfō-tə-kō-ˌa-gyə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce photocoagulation (audio) \

Definition of photocoagulation

: a surgical process of coagulating tissue by means of a precisely oriented high-energy light source (such as a laser)

First Known Use of photocoagulation

1958, in the meaning defined above

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photocoagulation

noun
pho·​to·​co·​ag·​u·​la·​tion | \ -kō-ˌag-yə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce photocoagulation (audio) \

Medical Definition of photocoagulation

: a surgical process of coagulating tissue by means of a precisely oriented high-energy light source (as a laser beam)

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