D and C

noun
a surgical procedure usually performed under local anesthesia in which the cervix is dilated and the endometrial lining of the uterus is scraped with a curet; performed to obtain tissue samples or to stop prolonged bleeding or to remove small tumors or to remove fragments of placenta after childbirth or as a method of abortion
Part Meronyms: ↑curettage, ↑curettement

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abbreviation
dilation and curettage

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Med.
a surgical method for the removal of diseased tissue or an early embryo from the lining of the uterus by means of scraping.
[d(ilation) and c(urettage)]

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D and C (medicine)
abbrev
Dilatation and curettage (a diagnostic and/or curative procedure frequently used in obstetrics and gynaecology, involving dilatation of the cervix, and curettage, or cleaning out, of the uterus)

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D and C UK [ˌdiː ənd ˈsiː] US [ˌdi ənd ˈsi] noun [countable] [singular D and C plural D and Cs] medical
dilation and curettage: a medical operation to remove material from inside a woman’s womb
Thesaurus: medical operationshyponym

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D and C or D & C (no periods),
dilation and curettage (the operation of dilating the cervix and scraping the uterus to remove a cyst, perform an abortion, or the like).

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abbr. dilatation and curettage

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ˌD and ˈC 7 [D and C] abbreviation

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