débridement

Word Origin for débridement

C19: from French, from Old French desbrider to unbridle, from des- de- + bride bridle
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débridement in Medicine

débridement

[dā′brēd-mäɴ, dĭ-brēdmənt]
n.
  1. The removal of dead or contaminated tissue and foreign matter from a wound, especially by excision.
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