DILATION AND CURETTAGE
\da͡ɪlˈe͡ɪʃən and kjˈʊɹɛtɪd͡ʒ], \daɪlˈeɪʃən and kjˈʊɹɛtɪdʒ], \d_aɪ_l_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_n a_n_d k_j_ˈʊ_ɹ_ɛ_t_ɪ_dʒ]\
Definitions of DILATION AND CURETTAGE
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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
By Princeton University
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