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Dictionary entry overview: What does electrocautery mean?
• ELECTROCAUTERY (noun)
The noun ELECTROCAUTERY has 1 sense:
1. application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
Familiarity information: ELECTROCAUTERY used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
Nouns denoting acts or actions
Hypernyms ("electrocautery" is a kind of...):
thermocautery (cautery (destruction of tissue) by heat)
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