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curette

[ kyoo-ret ]
/ ky蕣藞r蓻t /
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noun
a scoop-shaped surgical instrument for removing tissue from body cavities, as the uterus.
verb (used with object), cu路ret路ted, cu路ret路ting.
to scrape with a curette.
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Origin of curette

First recorded in 1745鈥55; from French, equivalent to cur(er) 鈥渢o cleanse鈥 + -ette feminine noun suffix; see origin at -ette, cure

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British Dictionary definitions for curette

curette

curet

/ (kj蕣蓹藞r蓻t) /

noun
a surgical instrument for removing dead tissue, growths, etc, from the walls of certain body cavities
verb -rettes, -rets, -retting or -retted
(tr) to scrape or clean with such an instrument

Word Origin for curette

C18: from French, from curer to heal, make clean; see cure
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