curettage

noun
cu·​ret·​tage | \ ˌkyu̇r-ə-ˈtäzh How to pronounce curettage (audio) \

Definition of curettage

: a surgical scraping or cleaning by means of a curette

Examples of curettage in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About half the pregnancy terminations were surgical, with curettage the most used method, used in 10,013 abortions. Laura Hancock, cleveland, "Ohio abortions decrease 2% in 2019: report," 2 Oct. 2020 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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“Curettage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/curettage. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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curettage

noun
cu·​ret·​tage | \ ˌkyu̇r-ə-ˈtäzh How to pronounce curettage (audio) \

Medical Definition of curettage

: a surgical scraping or cleaning by means of a curette

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