dilation and curettage

noun
Updated on: 14 Apr 2018

Definition of dilation and curettage

: 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) called also D&C

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1896

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dilation and curettage

noun

medical Definition of dilation and curettage

: 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) called also D&C

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