curette definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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also cu·ret noun
A surgical instrument shaped like a scoop or spoon, used to remove tissue or growths from a body cavity.
Origin: French, from Old French, from curer, to cure, from Latin cūrāre, to take care of, from cūra, care; see cure.
curette - Medical Definition
or cu·ret noun
A surgical instrument shaped like a scoop or spoon, used to remove tissue or growths from a body cavity. verb
To scrape tissue or a body part with a curette.
Variant of curet
a spoon-shaped surgical instrument for the removal of tissue from the walls of body cavities
Origin: French ; from curer, to cleanse ; from Classical Latin curare ; from cura: see cure
transitive verb curetted, curetting
to clean or scrape with a curet