Definitions for d and c
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
D and C(n.)
a surgical method for the removal of diseased tissue or an early embryo from the lining of the uterus by means of scraping.
Origin of D and C:
dilation and curettage, dilatation and curettage, 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