dilation and evacuation

noun

: a surgical abortion that is typically performed midway during the second trimester of pregnancy and in which the uterine cervix is dilated and fetal tissue is removed using surgical instruments (as a forceps and curette) and suction

called also D&E

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“Dilation and evacuation.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dilation%20and%20evacuation. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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