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curette

cu·rette (cu·ret)

curette (curet)

 
pronunciation:
kyu ret
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition: a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop or loop and used for scraping a cavity of the body, esp. the uterus, in order to remove dead or unwanted tissue.
The tumor was removed with a curette.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: curetted, curettes, curetting
definition: to remove dead or unwanted tissue from (a body cavity) with a curette.