Definition of curettage in English:

curettage

noun

Surgery
  • The use of a curette, especially on the lining of the uterus.

    • ‘Numerous methods of treatment are effective, but the most commonly used are cryosurgery, curettage, and excision.’
    • ‘No randomised trials were identified that studied the efficacy of carbon dioxide laser, surgical excision, curettage or cautery, formaldehyde, podophyllin, or podophyllotoxin.’
    • ‘Cryosurgery or curettage and cautery is not recommended for recurrent tumours.’
    • ‘Surgical removal with curettage is the standard treatment.’
    • ‘This usually is done using a procedure called suction curettage, under general anesthesia.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from French, from curette.

Pronunciation:

curettage

/ˌkyo͝orəˈtäZH/