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debridement

noun de·bride·ment \di-ˈbrēd-mənt, dā-, -ˌmänt, dā-brēd-ˈmäⁿ\

Definition of DEBRIDEMENT

:  the usually surgical removal of lacerated, devitalized, or contaminated tissue
de·bride \di-ˈbrēd, dā-\ transitive verb

Origin of DEBRIDEMENT

French débridement, from débrider to remove adhesions, literally, to unbridle, from Middle French desbrider, from des- de- + bride bridle, from Middle High German brīdel — more at bridle
First Known Use: circa 1842

debridement

noun de·bride·ment \di-ˈbrēd-mənt, dā-, -ˌmänt, -ˌmäⁿ\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DEBRIDEMENT

:  the usually surgical removal of lacerated, devitalized, or contaminated tissue

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