D & C
or D and C
- a surgical method for the removal of diseased tissue or an early embryo from the lining of the uterus by means of scraping.
Origin of D & C
d(ilation) and c(urettage)
Also called dilation and curettage, dilitation and curettage.
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dilation and curettage
- 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
D & C
- dilation and curettage
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