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.

Origin of D & C

d(ilation) and c(urettage)

Also called dilation and curettage, dilitation and curettage.

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Medicine definitions for d & c

D & C

abbr.

dilation and curettage

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