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D & C

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noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a surgical method for the removal of diseased tissue or an early embryo from the lining of the uterus by means of scraping.
Also called dilation and curettage, dilitation and curettage.
Origin of D & C
d(ilation) and c(urettage)
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D & C in Medicine

D & C abbr.
dilation and curettage

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D & C

1.
dilation and curettage
2.
drugs and cosmetics
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