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D and C   /di ənd si/   Listen
D and C

noun
1.
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.  Synonyms: dilatation and curettage, dilation and curettage.






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Words linked to "D and C" :   curettage, surgical operation, surgery, operation, surgical procedure, curettement, surgical process, dilatation and curettage



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