Bovie

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Bo·vie

(bō'vē),
An instrument used for electrosurgical dissection and hemostasis. Frequently used as a synonym for electrocautery, that is, to Bovie a blood vessel .

Bovie

(bō'vē),
William, 1882-1958; U.S. physicist, inventor of a high-frequency electrosurgical device for desiccating, coagulating, cauterizing, and cutting tissue.

Bo·vie

(bō'vē)
An instrument used for electrosurgical dissection and hemostasis. usage note Frequently used as a verb, i.e., to Bovie something is to dissect or cauterize it with the Bovie instrument.
[Bovie Medical Corporation]
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5 cm), such as in nulliparous or menopausal women, a superficial 2- to 3-cm longitudinal incision is performed with bovie cautery in the midline and distal portion of the posterior vaginal wall.
The surgery required the use of an instrument to cauterize the area where the moles were located called a Bovie cautery (Bovie).
The tonsillectomy was performed with a monopolar Bovie cautery equipped with a guarded standard tip on the settings of 12 for spray coagulation and 5 for cut.