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fulguration

Line breaks: ful¦gur|ation
Pronunciation: /ˌfʌlɡjʊˈreɪʃ(ə)n
 
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Definition of fulguration in English:

noun

1 [mass noun] Medicine The destruction of small growths or areas of tissue using diathermy.
Example sentences
  • The method used to surgically eradicate the tumor is classified as an optional policy, with electrocautery resection, fulguration or laser ablation cited as optional methods.
  • She had a laparotomy for resection of bilateral ovarian endometriomas, resection and fulguration of peritoneal implants, and presacral neurectomy.
  • These lesions were better treated by attempting fulguration with the coagulation probe.
2 literary A flash like that of lightning.
Example sentences
  • Then the darkness or bloudy colour of the Sun and Moon; The shaking of the Powers of Heaven, the fulgurations of the Air and the falling of Stars.

Origin

mid 17th century (usually plural in the sense 'flashes of lightning'): from Latin fulguratio(n-) 'sheet lightning', from fulgur 'lightning'. sense 1 dates from the early 20th century.

Derivatives

fulgurant

1
adjective
(in sense 2).

fulgurate

2
verb
Example sentences
  • Next, the base should be fulgurated or desiccated, leaving a 2-mm margin of normal tissue.
  • Electrosurgery was engineered for broader surgical treatments and uses high-frequency current between two electrodes - one active electrode and one dispersive electrode - to cut, desiccate, or fulgurate tissue.
  • Electrosurgery is used routinely to cut, coagulate, dissect, fulgurate, ablate, and shrink body tissue with high frequency (ie, radio frequency) electrical current.

fulgurous

3
adjective
(in sense 2).

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