Surgery the cutting away of dead or contaminated tissue or foreign material from a wound to prevent infection
Origin of debridement; from French débridement ; from débrider, to cut away tissue, literally , to unbridle ; from de- (see de-) + bride, bridle ; from Middle High German bridel, akin to Middle English
Surgical excision of dead, devitalized, or contaminated tissue and removal of foreign matter from a wound.
Origin of debridementFrench débridement, from débrider, to unbridle, debride (from the likening of constricting bands of tissue to bridles), from Old French desbrider : des-, de- + bride, bridle (probably from Middle High German br&imacron;del, rein).
From French débridement.