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.

Origin of galvanocautery

First recorded in 1870–75; galvano- + cautery
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