d. & c

D & 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, D and C.


Origin:
d(ilation) and c(urettage)

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D & C abbr.
dilation and curettage

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
D & C
  1. dilation and curettage

  2. drugs and cosmetics

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