debridement

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

Definition of debridement

medical

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

debride

play play \di-ˈbrēd, dā-\ transitive verb

Origin and Etymology 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


Medical Dictionary

debridement

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

Medical Definition of debridement

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


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