noun, verb (used with object), cu·ret·ted, cu·ret·ting.
verb (used with object), cu·ret·ted, cu·ret·ting.
Origin of curette
Examples from the Web for curetted
Historical Examples of curetted
Any granulation tissue is curetted away and the cavity dried.
The margins of the fistula should be curetted freely and the opening enlarged, if necessary.
Any granulations present are curetted away gently from the tympanic cavity.
If patches be observed, a 10% or stronger solution of cocaine should be applied to the part, which should afterwards be curetted.
The thrombus is then curetted out and the dissected portion of the jugular vein cut off as high up as possible.
verb -rettes, -rets, -retting or -retted
Word Origin for curette
surgical instrument, 1753, from French curette (15c.), from curer "to clear, cleanse" (from Latin curare; see cure (v.)) + -ette.