- the surgical removal of dead tissue or cellular debris from the surface of a wound
Word Origin for débridement
C19: from French, from Old French desbrider to unbridle, from des- de- + bride bridle
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- The removal of dead or contaminated tissue and foreign matter from a wound, especially by excision.
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