debridement

[ dih-breed-muhnt, dey- ]
/ dɪˈbrid mənt, deɪ- /

noun

surgical removal of foreign matter and dead tissue from a wound.

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Origin of debridement

1835–45; <French débridement, equivalent to débride(r) to take away the bridle, Middle French desbrider (des-de- + brider, derivative of bridebridle) + -ment-ment
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British Dictionary definitions for debridement

débridement
/ (dɪˈbriːdmənt, deɪ-) /

noun

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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Medical definitions for debridement

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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