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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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts)


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electro- +‎ cautery


  • Makary and colleagues also recommend "sharpless" surgery, which includes using nonsharp alternatives such as electrocautery cutting frequencies instead of a knife and applying skin glue rather than using suture closure.

    MedPageToday.com - medical news plus CME for physicians

  • Dermabrasion is another procedure that works well for all scars by sculpting a raised mark flat using electrocautery, mechanical dermabrasion, or a resurfacing laser such as CO2 or erbium: YAG see “The Problem: A Scar” on page 236.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • Another option is burning the top using electrocautery, then extracting larger cysts and letting the smaller milia slough off by themselves.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • I prefer to use electrocautery to sculpt the growth off.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • Dermabrasion, a technique to vaporize the skin by way of electrocautery or ablative lasers such as CO2 or erbium: YAG lasers, can remove raised scars.

    Simple Skin Beauty

  • Finally, if there are larger blood vessels, you can have them zapped with electrocautery.

    You Being Beautiful

  • For more severe cases, some physicians recommend cryosurgery or electrocautery see “Cauterization and Cryotherapy,” p.


  • Some procedures—such as electrocautery of the lining of the uterus—should not be done with a metallic object present.


  • You can use electrocautery, a hook, a pair of scissors, a sharp-tip dissector, a blunt-tip dissector, a right-angle dissector, or a suction device.

    The New Yorker

  • The operating room itself had none of the items we Americans consider standard fare such as operating room lights or electrocautery.

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