electrosurgical /i lek'troh serr"ji keuhl/, adj.
/i lek'troh serr"jeuh ree/, n.
the use in surgery of an electric instrument, as an acusector, or of an electric current, as in electrocoagulation; surgical diathermy.
[1905-10; ELECTRO- + SURGERY]

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