noun Medicine/Medical, Surgery.
the coagulation of a tumor or other diseased tissue by means of diathermy.

1910–15; electro- + coagulation

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electrocoagulation e·lec·tro·co·ag·u·la·tion (ĭ-lěk'trō-kō-āg'yə-lā'shən)
Therapeutic use of a high-frequency electric current to bring about the coagulation and destruction of tissue.

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