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Definition of Dilation and curettage

Dilation and curettage: A minor operation in which the cervix is expanded enough (dilation) to permit the cervical canal and uterine lining to be scraped with a curet (or curette), an instrument shaped like a small spoon. This procedure also is called D and C.

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