[ ih-lek-troh-sur-juh-ree ]
/ ɪˌlɛk troʊˈsɜr dʒə ri /


the use in surgery of an electric instrument, as an acusector, or of an electric current, as in electrocoagulation; surgical diathermy.

Origin of electrosurgery

First recorded in 1905–10; electro- + surgery

OTHER WORDS FROM electrosurgery

e·lec·tro·sur·gi·cal [ih-lek-troh-sur-ji-kuh l] /ɪˌlɛk troʊˈsɜr dʒɪ kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for electrosurgery

/ (ɪˌlɛktrəʊˈsɜːdʒərɪ) /


the surgical use of electricity, as in cauterization

Derived forms of electrosurgery

electrosurgical, adjective
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Medical definitions for electrosurgery

[ ĭ-lĕk′trō-sûrjə-rē ]


The surgical use of high-frequency electric current for cutting or destroying tissue, as in electrocauterization.
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