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curette

[kyoo-ret] /kyʊˈrɛt/
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
1745-1755
1745-55; < French, equivalent to cur(er) to cleanse + -ette -ette. See cure
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curette

/kjʊəˈrɛt/
noun
1.
a surgical instrument for removing dead tissue, growths, etc, from the walls of certain body cavities
verb -rettes, -rets, -retting, -retted
2.
(transitive) to scrape or clean with such an instrument
Word Origin
C18: from French, from curer to heal, make clean; see cure
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Word Origin and History for curette
n.

surgical instrument, 1753, from French curette (15c.), from curer "to clear, cleanse" (from Latin curare; see cure (v.)) + -ette.

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curette in Medicine

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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