curettage

cu`ret*tage"

(k`r*tzh" or k*rt"j), n. surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette; the act of scraping with a curette.
Syn. -- curettement.
[WordNet 1.5]

Cu*rette"

(k*rt"), n. [F., fr. curer to cleanse.] (Med.) A scoop or ring with either a blunt or a cutting edge, for removing substances from the walls of a cavity, as from the eye, ear, or womb.
[1913 Webster]

 

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