Definition of curettage in English:


Line breaks: cur¦et|tage
Pronunciation: /kjʊəˈrɛtɪdʒ
, ˌkjʊərɪˈtɑːʒ


[mass noun] Surgery
The use of a curette, especially on the lining of the uterus. See dilatation and curettage.
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  • No randomised trials were identified that studied the efficacy of carbon dioxide laser, surgical excision, curettage or cautery, formaldehyde, podophyllin, or podophyllotoxin.
  • Cryosurgery or curettage and cautery is not recommended for recurrent tumours.
  • Surgical removal with curettage is the standard treatment.


late 19th century: from French, from curette.

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