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 Dictionary entry overview: What does curettement mean? 

  The noun CURETTEMENT has 1 sense:

1. surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette

  Familiarity information: CURETTEMENT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Surgery to remove tissue or growths from a bodily cavity (as the uterus) by scraping with a curette

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


curettage; curettement

Hypernyms ("curettement" is a kind of...):

operation; surgery; surgical operation; surgical procedure; surgical process (a medical procedure involving an incision with instruments; performed to repair damage or arrest disease in a living body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "curettement"):

suction curettage; vacuum aspiration (a method of induced abortion; prior to the 14th week of gestation the embryo and placenta are removed by applying suction to the dilated cervix)

Holonyms ("curettement" is a part of...):

D and C; dilatation and curettage; dilation and curettage (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)

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