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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, dilatation and curettage .
Origin of D&C
d(ilation) and c(urettage)
Words nearby D&C
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British Dictionary definitions for D&C
D and C
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&C
D & C
dilation and curettage
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