Surgery the cutting away of dead or contaminated tissue or foreign material from a wound to prevent infection
Origin of debridementfrom 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 brīdel rein )
From French débridement.