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- n. cauterization by the use of an instrument heated by electricity; electrocauterization
- n. such an instrument
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In surgery, cauterizing by means of a platinum wire heated by the passage of a current of electricity; the instrument used.
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- n. application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)
electro- + cautery (Wiktionary)