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galvanocautery

[gal-vuh-noh-kaw-tuh-ree, gal-van-oh-] /ˌgæl və noʊˈkɔ tə ri, gælˌvæn oʊ-/
noun, plural galvanocauteries. Medicine/Medical
1.
a cautery heated by a galvanic current.
2.
cauterization by means of such a cautery.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; galvano- + cautery
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