A surgical instrument shaped like a scoop or spoon, used to remove tissue or growths from a body cavity.
Origin of curetteFrench, from Old French, from curer, to cure, from Latin cūrāre, to take care of, from cūra, care; see cure.
Variant of curet
a spoon-shaped surgical instrument for the removal of tissue from the walls of body cavities
Origin of curetFrench ; from curer, to cleanse ; from Classical Latin curare ; from cura: see cure