/ (dɪˈbriːdmənt, deɪ-) /
the surgical removal of dead tissue or cellular debris from the surface of a wound
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Word Origin for débridement
C19: from French, from Old French desbrider to unbridle, from des- de- + bride bridle
Words nearby débridement
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Medical definitions for débridement
[ dā′brēd-mäɴ′, dĭ-brēd′mənt ]
The removal of dead or contaminated tissue and foreign matter from a wound, especially by excision.
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