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curette

noun cu·rette \kyu̇-ˈret\

Definition of curette

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




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curette

verb, cu·rette

Definition of curette

curettedcuretting

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to perform curettage on

curettement play \kyu̇-ˈret-mənt\ noun


1888

First Known Use of curette

1888

Variants of curette

also curet

Medical Dictionary

1

curette

noun cu·rette

Medical Definition of curette

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



Variants of curette

also curet \kyu̇-ˈret\play

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curette

transitive verb cu·rette

Medical Definition of curette

curetted; curetting

  1. :  to perform curettage on

curettement \kyu̇-ˈret-mənt\play noun


Variants of curette

also curet

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