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Noun: dilatation and curettage
  1. A surgical procedure usually performed under local anaesthesia 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
    - dilation and curettage, D and C

Type of: op [informal], operation, surgery, surgical operation, surgical procedure, surgical process

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