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D & C

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, D and C.
Origin
d(ilation) and c(urettage)
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D and C

noun
1.
(med) dilation and curettage; a therapeutic or diagnostic procedure in obstetrics and gynaecology involving dilation of the cervix and curettage of the cavity of the uterus, as for abortion
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d and c in Medicine

D and C n.
Dilation and curettage.

D & C abbr.
dilation and curettage

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D & C

  1. dilation and curettage
  2. drugs and cosmetics
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