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ELECTROCAUTERY

 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 


ELECTROCAUTERY (noun)


Sense 1electrocautery [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("electrocautery" is a kind of...):

thermocautery (cautery (destruction of tissue) by heat)


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