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electrodesiccation

Pronunciation: e-lek'tro-des'i-ka'shun

Definition: Destruction of lesions or sealing off of blood vessels (usually of the skin, but also of available surfaces of mucous membrane) by monopolar high-frequency electric current.

[electro- + L. desicco, to dry up]

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