the use in surgery of an electric instrument, as an acusector, or of an electric current, as in electrocoagulation; surgical diathermy.
Origin of electrosurgery
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the surgical use of electricity, as in cauterization
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The surgical use of high-frequency electric current for cutting or destroying tissue, as in electrocauterization.
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