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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, D and C.
Also called dilation and curettage, dilitation and curettage.
Origin
d(ilation) and c(urettage)
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dilation and curettage in Medicine

dilation and curettage n.

Abbr. D & C A surgical procedure in which the cervix is expanded using a dilator and the uterine lining scraped with a curette, performed for the diagnosis and treatment of various uterine conditions. Also called dilatation 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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