[ ih-lek-troh-koh-ag-yuh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊ koʊˌæg yəˈleɪ ʃən /

noun Medicine/Medical, Surgery.

the coagulation of a tumor or other diseased tissue by means of diathermy.

Origin of electrocoagulation

First recorded in 1910–15; electro- + coagulation
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Medicine definitions for electrocoagulation


[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-kō-ăg′yə-lāshən ]


Therapeutic use of a high-frequency electric current to bring about the coagulation and destruction of tissue.
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