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electrocautery, electric coagulation
1. The cauterization or destruction of tissue using electric current to generate heat.
2. A hand-held, needle-like cautery heated by an electric current.
3. The application of a needle or snare heated by electric current for the destruction of tissue; such as, for removing warts or polyps (benign tumors) and cauterizing small blood vessels to limit blood loss during surgical procedures.
4. The process of cutting and cauterizing skin simultaneously, or coagulating blood from vessels around a surgical incision by using an electrical-cautery instrument.
5. Cauterization using platinum wires heated to red or white heat by an electric current, either direct or alternating.
This entry is located in the following units: caust-, caus-, caut-, cauter-, cau- + (page 2) electro-, electr-, electri- (page 25)