|a white, crystalline, water-insoluble solid, C14H9Cl5, usually derived from chloral by reaction with chlorobenzene in the presence of fuming sulfuric acid: used as an insecticide and as a scabicide and pediculicide: agricultural use prohibited in the U.S.|
|an obscure term ostensibly referring to a lung disease caused by silica dust, sometimes cited as one of the longest words in the English language.|
electrocautery e·lec·tro·cau·ter·y (ĭ-lěk'trō-kô'tə-rē)
An instrument for directing a high-frequency current through a local area of tissue.
A metal cauterizing instrument heated by electricity.
The cauterization of tissue by means of one of these instruments.