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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop to remove tissue from a bodily cavity [syn: curette, curet]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun also curet Etymology: French curette, from curer to cure, from Latin curare, from cura Date: 1753 a surgical instrument that has a scoop, ring, or loop at the tip and is used in performing curettage II. transitive verb also curet (curetted; curetting) Date: 1888 to perform curettage on curettement noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. & v. --n. a surgeon's small scraping-instrument. --v.tr. & intr. clean or scrape with a curette. Etymology: F, f. curer cleanse (as CURE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Curette Cu*rette", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curetted; p. pr. & vb. n. Curetting.] (Med.) To scrape with a curette.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Curette Cu*rette" (k?-r?t"), n.[F., fr. curer to cleanse.] (Med.) 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.



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