curettage

[ kyoo r-i-tahzh, kyoo-ret-ij ]
/ ˌkyʊər ɪˈtɑʒ, kyʊˈrɛt ɪdʒ /
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noun Surgery.

the process of curetting.

Nearby words

  1. curdy,
  2. cure,
  3. cure-all,
  4. curet,
  5. curetes,
  6. curette,
  7. curettement,
  8. curfew,
  9. curfuffle,
  10. curia

Compare D and C.

Origin of curettage

1895–1900; < French, equivalent to curette curette + -age -age

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British Dictionary definitions for curettage

curettage

curettement (kjʊəˈrɛtmənt)

/ (ˌkjʊərɪˈtɑːʒ, kjʊəˈrɛtɪdʒ) /

noun

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

curettage

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for curettage

curettage

[ kyur′ĭ-täzh ]

n.

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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