curettage

noun
cu·​ret·​tage | \ ˌkyu̇r-ə-ˈtäzh \

Definition of curettage

: a surgical scraping or cleaning by means of a curette

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If the embryo was no longer viable or if my health was at grave risk, Dr. Park would be willing to perform a D&C (dilation and curettage procedure). Leslie Kendall Dye, SELF, "My Gynecologist Wouldn’t Give Me an Elective Abortion—So I Broke Up With Her," 20 June 2017

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First Known Use of curettage

1897, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of curettage was in 1897

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curettage

noun
cu·​ret·​tage | \ ˌkyu̇r-ə-ˈtäzh \

Medical Definition of curettage

: a surgical scraping or cleaning by means of a curette

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