- a scoop-shaped surgical instrument for removing tissue from body cavities, as the uterus.
- to scrape with a curette.
Origin of curette
Examples from the Web for curet
Historical Examples of curet
Incise and curet the wound and apply one of the wet dressings.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Set at liberty, Curet returned to Paris, where he renewed his relations with the witches.Princes and Poisoners
By-and-by, the paroxysms are less frequent, in proportion as the curet approaches.The Vicomte de Bragelonne
- a surgical instrument for removing dead tissue, growths, etc, from the walls of certain body cavities
- (tr) to scrape or clean with such an instrument
Word Origin for curette
surgical instrument, 1753, from French curette (15c.), from curer "to clear, cleanse" (from Latin curare; see cure (v.)) + -ette.
- A surgical instrument shaped like a scoop or spoon, used to remove tissue or growths from a body cavity.
- To scrape tissue or a body part with a curette.