curette


1cu·rette

noun \ky-ˈret\

Definition of CURETTE

:  a surgical instrument that has a scoop, ring, or loop at the tip and is used in performing curettage

Variants of CURETTE

cu·rette also cu·ret \ky-ˈret\

Origin of CURETTE

French curette, from curer to cure, from Latin curare, from cura
First Known Use: 1753

2curette

verb
cu·rett·edcu·rett·ing

Definition of CURETTE

transitive verb
:  to perform curettage on
cu·rette·ment \ky-ˈret-mənt\ noun

Variants of CURETTE

curette also curet

First Known Use of CURETTE

1888

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