débridement

/ (dɪˈbriːdmənt, deɪ-) /

noun

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

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Medical definitions for débridement

débridement
[ dā′brēd-mäɴ, dĭ-brēdmənt ]

n.

The removal of dead or contaminated tissue and foreign matter from a wound, especially by excision.
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