curette

curette

[kyoo-ret]
noun
1.
a scoop-shaped surgical instrument for removing tissue from body cavities, as the uterus.
verb (used with object), curetted, curetting.
2.
to scrape with a curette.
Also, curet.


Origin:
1745–55; < French, equivalent to cur(er) to cleanse + -ette -ette. See cure

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curette or curet (kjʊəˈrɛt)
 
n
1.  a surgical instrument for removing dead tissue, growths, etc, from the walls of certain body cavities
 
vb , -rettes, -rets, -retting, -retted
2.  (tr) to scrape or clean with such an instrument
 
[C18: from French, from curer to heal, make clean; see cure]
 
curet or curet
 
n
 
vb
 
[C18: from French, from curer to heal, make clean; see cure]

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curette
1753, from Fr. curette, from curer "to clear, cleanse."
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curette cu·rette or cu·ret (kyu-rět')
n.
A surgical instrument shaped like a scoop or spoon, used to remove tissue or growths from a body cavity. v. cu·rett·ed, cu·rett·ing, cu·rettes or cu·rets
To scrape tissue or a body part with a curette.

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