Definition of electrothermy in US English:

electrothermy

noun

  • 1Surgery and Medicine the therapeutic use of heat generated by electricity, especially as delivered by a heated electrode or probe.

  • 2The industrial use of heat produced by electricity.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences.

Pronunciation

electrothermy

/ɪˈlɛktrə(ʊ)ˌθəːmi/