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electrosurgery

[ih-lek-troh-sur-juh-ree]
noun
  1. the use in surgery of an electric instrument, as an acusector, or of an electric current, as in electrocoagulation; surgical diathermy.
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Origin of electrosurgery

First recorded in 1905–10; electro- + surgery
Related formse·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

electrosurgery

noun
  1. the surgical use of electricity, as in cauterization
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Derived Formselectrosurgical, adjective
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electrosurgery in Medicine

electrosurgery

(ĭ-lĕk′trō-sûrjə-rē)
n.
  1. The surgical use of high-frequency electric current for cutting or destroying tissue, as in electrocauterization.
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