D & C

or D and C


noun Medicine/Medical.

a surgical method for the removal of diseased tissue or an early embryo from the lining of the uterus by means of scraping.

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Also called dilation and curettage, dilitation and curettage.

Origin of D & C

d(ilation) and c(urettage)
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Medical definitions for dilation and curettage (1 of 2)

dilation and curettage

n.

A surgical procedure in which the cervix is expanded using a dilator and the uterine lining scraped with a curette, performed for the diagnosis and treatment of various uterine conditions.dilatation and curettage

Medical definitions for dilation and curettage (2 of 2)

D & C

abbr.

dilation and curettage
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