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D and C   /di ənd si/   Listen
D and C

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.  Synonyms: dilatation and curettage, dilation and curettage.

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Words linked to "D and C" :   surgical procedure, operation, surgical process, surgery, surgical operation, curettement, curettage

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