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D & C

or D and C

noun, Medicine/Medical
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) Unabridged
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D and C

(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

dilation and curettage
drugs and cosmetics
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