galvanocautery

[gal-vuh-noh-kaw-tuh-ree, gal-van-oh-]

noun, plural gal·va·no·cau·ter·ies. Medicine/Medical.

a cautery heated by a galvanic current.
cauterization by means of such a cautery.

Nearby words

  1. galvanize,
  2. galvanized,
  3. galvanized iron,
  4. galvanizing,
  5. galvano-,
  6. galvanochemical,
  7. galvanomagnetic,
  8. galvanomagnetic effect,
  9. galvanometer,
  10. galvanometry

Origin of galvanocautery

First recorded in 1870–75; galvano- + cautery

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