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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.


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


(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.
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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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Objective: To compare the efficacy and post-operative complications between unipolar electrocautery and bipolar electrocautery in cases of anterior epistaxis.
Pregnancy rates are lowest (49%) after the reversal of sterilisation procedure involving unipolar electrocautery. In contrast, post-procedure pregnancy rates rose to 67% when the sterilisation technique involves Falope rings or spring loaded clips & 75% when Pomeroy tubal ligation was employed.