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electrocautery

Pronunciation: e-lek'tro-kaw'ter-e

Definition:

  1. An instrument for directing a high frequency current through a local area of tissue.
  2. A metal cauterizing instrument heated by an electric current.

Synonym(s): electric cautery

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