D&C

noun
\ ˈdē-ən(d)-ˈsē \

Definition of D&C 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a medical procedure in which the uterine cervix is dilated and a curette is inserted into the uterus to scrape away the endometrium (as for the diagnosis or treatment of abnormal bleeding or for surgical abortion during the early part of the second trimester of pregnancy) : dilation and curettage

Definition of DC (Entry 2 of 2)

1 [ Italian da capo ] from the beginning

2 decimal classification

3 direct current

4 District of Columbia

5 doctor of chiropractic

6 double crochet

First Known Use of D&C

Noun

1960, in the meaning defined above

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Kids Definition of DC

1 or D.C. District of Columbia

2 direct current

D&C

noun
\ ˈdē-ən(d)-ˈsē \

Medical Definition of D&C 

(Entry 1 of 2)

Medical Definition of DC (Entry 2 of 2)

1 Dental Corps

2 diagnostic center

3 direct current

4 doctor of chiropractic

Legal Definition of D.C. 

district court

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