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Definition of D & C

D & C: Dilatation and curettage, a minor operation in which the cervical canal is expanded enough (dilatation) to permit the cervical canal and uterine lining to be scraped with a small spoon-shaped instrument called a curette (curettage).

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Last Editorial Review: 10/30/2013

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