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curettage

[kyoo r-i-tahzh, kyoo-ret-ij] /ˌkyʊər ɪˈtɑʒ, kyʊˈrɛt ɪdʒ/
noun, Surgery
1.
the process of curetting.
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Origin of curettage
1895-1900
1895-1900; < French, equivalent to curette curette + -age -age
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curettage

/ˌkjʊərɪˈtɑːʒ; kjʊəˈrɛtɪdʒ/
noun
1.
the process of using a curette See also D and C
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Word Origin and History for curettage
n.

1897; see curette (q.v.) + -age.

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curettage in Medicine

curettage cu·ret·tage (kyur'ĭ-täzh')
n.
The removal of tissue or growths from the interior of a body cavity, such as the uterus, by scraping with a curette. Also called curettement.

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