electrocautery

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e·lec·tro·cau·ter·y

 (ĭ-lĕk′trō-kô′tə-rē)
n. pl. e·lec·tro·cau·ter·ies
1. A cautery heated by an electric current.
2. The cauterization of tissue by such an instrument.

electrocautery

(ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈkɔːtərɪ)
n
(Breeds) vet science the use of an electrically heated metal instrument for cautery

e•lec•tro•cau•ter•y

(ɪˌlɛk troʊˈkɔ tə ri)

n., pl. -ter•ies.
1. a hand-held, needlelike cautery heated by an electric current.
2. Also, e•lec`tro•cau`ter•i•za′tion. the process of cutting and cauterizing skin simultaneously, or coagulating blood from vessels around a surgical incision, by means of an electrocautery.
[1880–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.electrocautery - application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
thermocautery - cautery (destruction of tissue) by heat
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