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Meaning of galvanocautery

gal•va•no•cau•ter•y

Pronunciation: (gal"vu-nō-kô'tu-rē, gal-van"ō-), [key]
— pl. -ter•ies.
  1. a cautery heated by a galvanic current.
  2. cauterization by means of such a cautery.
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