noun. application of a needle heated by an electric current to destroy tissue (as to remove warts).
- cautery (English)
- electro- (English)
Example sentences of the word electrocautery
1. Noun, singular or mass
Adjust the Bovie electrocautery settings so that they are appropriate for the skin tag’s size.
Another option is electrocautery and curettage, in which electricity is used to burn the wart.
3. Verb, base form
The rebleed rate was similar to electrocautery, about 15 percent.