Definition of electrocautery in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˌlektrōˈkôdərē/


Cautery using a needle or other instrument that is electrically heated.
Example sentences
  • I am a new perioperative nurse who would like to know the difference between electrocautery and electrosurgery.
  • Nonetheless, other therapeutic modalities, such as cryotherapy or electrocautery, could be equally as effective as laser therapy for the treatment of endoluminal lesions.
  • As used here, the term ‘diathermy’ does not include electrocautery and electrosurgical devices or ultrasonic imaging devices.
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