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electrocautery

[ ih-lek-troh-kaw-tuh-ree ]
/ 瑟藢l蓻k tro蕣藞k蓴 t蓹 ri /
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noun, plural e路lec路tro路cau路ter路ies.Medicine/Medical.
a handheld, needlelike cautery heated by an electric current.
Also e路lec路tro路cau路ter路i路za路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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Origin of electrocautery

First recorded in 1880鈥85; electro- + cautery
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British Dictionary definitions for electrocautery

electrocautery
/ (瑟藢l蓻ktr蓹蕣藞k蓴藧t蓹r瑟) /

noun
vet science the use of an electrically heated metal instrument for cautery
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Medical definitions for electrocautery

electrocautery
[ 沫-l臅k鈥瞭r艒-k么t蓹-r膿 ]

n.
An instrument for directing a high-frequency current through a local area of tissue.
A metal cauterizing instrument heated by electricity.
The cauterization of tissue by means of one of these instruments.
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