D & C

or D and C


noun Medicine/Medical.

a surgical method for the removal of diseased tissue or an early embryo from the lining of the uterus by means of scraping.

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Also called dilation and curettage, dilitation and curettage.

Origin of D & C

d(ilation) and c(urettage)
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British Dictionary definitions for d and c

D and C

noun

med dilation and curettage; a therapeutic or diagnostic procedure in obstetrics and gynaecology involving dilation of the cervix and curettage of the cavity of the uterus, as for abortion
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Medical definitions for d and c

D & C

abbr.

dilation and curettage
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