curettage curettage

Definition(s):

  • (n) surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette

Usage(s):

  1. Legitimate abortion is brought about by curettage, a delicate operation requiring a skilled surgeon.
  2. Dilatation and curettage, used to obtain cells from the uterine lining for analysis, requires hospitalization and is impractical unless the disease is already suspected.
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