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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 called dilation and curettage, dilitation and curettage.
Origin of D & C
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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