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Princeton's WordNet

  1. curette, curetnoun

    a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop to remove tissue from a bodily cavity


  1. curettenoun

    A spoon-shaped surgical instrument for cleaning a diseased surface

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curettenoun

    a scoop or ring with either a blunt or a cutting edge, for removing substances from the walls of a cavity, as from the eye, ear, or womb

    Etymology: [F., fr. curer to cleanse.]


  1. Curette

    A curette is a surgical instrument designed for scraping or debriding biological tissue or debris in a biopsy, excision, or cleaning procedure. In form, the curette is a small hand tool, often similar in shape to a stylus; at the tip of the curette is a small scoop, hook, or gouge. The verb to curette means to scrape with a curette. Some examples of medical use of a curette include: ⁕the removal of impacted ear wax. ⁕dilation and curettage of the uterus, a gynecologic procedure. ⁕excision of the adenoids by an otolaryngologist. ⁕to scrape tartar deposits from tooth enamel in periodontology.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curette in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curette in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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