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electrosurgery

[ih-lek-troh-sur-juh-ree] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈsɜr dʒə ri/
noun
1.
the use in surgery of an electric instrument, as an acusector, or of an electric current, as in electrocoagulation; surgical diathermy.
Origin of electrosurgery
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; electro- + surgery
Related forms
electrosurgical
[ih-lek-troh-sur-ji-kuh l] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈsɜr dʒɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for electrosurgery

electrosurgery

/ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ/
noun
1.
the surgical use of electricity, as in cauterization
Derived Forms
electrosurgical, adjective
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electrosurgery in Medicine

electrosurgery e·lec·tro·sur·ger·y (ĭ-lěk'trō-sûr'jə-rē)
n.
The surgical use of high-frequency electric current for cutting or destroying tissue, as in electrocauterization.

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