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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, dilatation and curettage .

Origin of D&C

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