Definition of Electrocautery

1. Noun. Application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts).

Generic synonyms: Thermocautery



Definition of Electrocautery

1. Noun. cauterization by the use of an instrument heated by electricity; electrocauterization ¹

2. Noun. such an instrument ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Electrocautery

1. The cauterisation of tissue using electric current to generate heat. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Electrocautery

electrocardiographs
electrocardiography
electrocardiophonogram
electrocardiophonography
electrocatalysis
electrocatalyst
electrocatalysts
electrocatalytic
electrocauteries
electrocauterization
electrocauterizations
electrocauterize
electrocauterized
electrocauterizes
electrocauterizing
electrocautery (current term)
electroception
electroceramic
electroceramics
electrocerebral
electrocerebral inactivity
electrocerebral silence
electrocharged
electrochemical
electrochemical cell
electrochemical gradient
electrochemical potential
electrochemical sensor
electrochemical series
electrochemically

Literary usage of Electrocautery

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1. Practical gynecology: A Comprehensive Text-book for Students and Physicians by Edward Emmet Montgomery (1907)
"electrocautery and Light.—The employment of electricity as a means for the production of heat for cautery purposes has won a well-recognized place through ..."

2. Diseases of the nose, throat and ear by William Lincoln Ballenger (1911)
"The electrocautery.—So much has been said within recent years about the use, or rather the uselessness, of the electrocautery (Fig. ..."

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