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curettage

[kyoo r-i-tahzh, kyoo-ret-ij]
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noun Surgery.
  1. the process of curetting.
Compare D and C.

Origin of curettage

1895–1900; < French, equivalent to curette curette + -age -age
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Examples from the Web for curettage

Historical Examples

  • In most cases of subinvolution a curettage, at least, will have to be done.

    Psychotherapy

    James J. Walsh

  • Locally, curettage and the application of suitable antiseptics are indicated.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • The other method consists in prompt establishment of drainage by surgical means and includes exploration and curettage.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • Success largely depends on the care with which this curettage is carried out.

  • Surgical interference is frequently called for, generally in the form of curettage or the application of caustics.


British Dictionary definitions for curettage

curettage

curettement (kjʊəˈrɛtmənt)

noun
  1. the process of using a curetteSee also D and C
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Word Origin and History for curettage

n.

1897; see curette (q.v.) + -age.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

curettage in Medicine

curettage

(kyur′ĭ-täzh)
n.
  1. The removal of tissue or growths from the interior of a body cavity, such as the uterus, by scraping with a curette.curettement
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