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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

D and C(n.)

  1. a surgical method for the removal of diseased tissue or an early embryo from the lining of the uterus by means of scraping.

    Category: Medicine

Origin of D and C:

d(ilation)and c(urettage)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

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