curettage :

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

  • Legitimate abortion is brought about by curettage, a delicate operation requiring a skilled surgeon.
  • Nevertheless, he had performed a curettage (scraping of the walls of the uterus).
  • In the first twelve weeks abortion is usually done by "D and C"dilatation of the cervix and curettage (scraping) of the womb lining.

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