Definitions for "Dilatation and curettage"
Before curettage (of the uterus), the cervix is dilated to admit the curette. Sometimes abbreviated, D & C.
a procedure in which the vagina and cervix are widened and the lining of the uterus is scraped away to diagnose and treat disorders of the uterus
A technique for early term prenatal child-killing which involves dilating the cervix and inserting an instrument to scrape the uterine wall to destroy and remove the prenatal child and its supporting organs.