The act of electrocauterizing.

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  • electrocauterization — Cauterization by passage of high frequency current through tissue or by a metal device that has been electrically heated. * * * elec·tro·cau·ter·iza·tion or Brit elec·tro·cau·ter·isa·tion .kȯt ə rə zā shən n ELECTROCAUTERY (2 …   Medical dictionary

  • electrocauterization — n. process of burning with an electrically heated tool (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • electrocautery — /i lek troh kaw teuh ree/, n., pl. electrocauteries. Med. 1. a hand held, needlelike cautery heated by an electric current. 2. Also, electrocauterization. the process of cutting and cauterizing skin simultaneously, or coagulating blood from… …   Universalium

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