Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A surgical instrument used to remove material by a scraping action, especially from the uterus.
- ‘Point support of the nasal valve wall with a wax curette will reverse the collapse.’
- ‘But I know the reality of it - having to assess the up-front and personal description of the uterus, the suction, the curette - makes some women reconsider.’
- ‘The surgeon uses an osteotome and mallet together with curettes under direct vision in the proximal canal.’
- ‘The surgeon and first assistant remove excess cement around all edges with a plastic curette.’
- ‘Only a small number of the samples were found to be inadequate compared to 20% when specimens were obtained using curettes.’
- ‘The superior exostoses can extend deep to the pars flaccida and is best removed with a curette.’
- ‘A curette and 4.5-mm shaver were used to clean out the fracture site so that its edges could be more easily seen.’
- ‘Various methods are used to remove cerumen, including irrigation, suction, and manual removal with a curette.’
- ‘Excess cement is removed with a curette by the surgeon and first assistant.’
- ‘Surgery has been used when chemical treatment fails, using a curette (small sharp instrument) to scrape the wart away.’
- ‘This is when the cervix is dilated and any growths or other material can be removed with a scraping instrument called a curette.’
- ‘Traditional cement removal tools include chisels, mallets, osteotomes, curettes, rongeurs, and high speed drills and burrs.’
- ‘If cemented, the surgeon removes the excess cement with curettes and impacts the final head.’
- ‘A curette is used to remove the superficial layer of the lesion.’
- ‘A large, blunt curette was used to remove all extraneous muscle and soft tissue from each tendon.’
- ‘The surgeon also passes the straight and curved curettes directly into the portal.’
- ‘This allows for a direct view into the canal and frees the physicians' hands to hold the light and manipulate the ear curette.’
- ‘Once freed, the tumor is enucleated through the incision using the curette.’
- ‘These foreign bodies can be removed by irrigation or with a curette.’
- ‘These include suctioning - where the wax is sucked out of the ear canal using a special vacuuming tool - or gently scraping it out using a small device called a curette.’
Clean or scrape with a curette.
- ‘The lesion was excised as a whole, and the cavity was curetted.’
- ‘The tissue was curetted off the bone and consisted of multiple tan-brown fragments with red friable areas.’
- ‘He curetted me in his surgery under local anaesthetic and I remember screaming out, ‘I want to go home’, and then I rung up the hospitals to find out is that the usual procedure.’
- ‘The most commonly employed treatments involve destroying the affected tissue by freezing, burning, curetting (usually with electrodesiccation), or applying topical acids.’
- ‘The fluid was aspirated and the lesion curetted free of any soft tissue.’
Mid 18th century (as a noun): from French, from curer cleanse from Latin curare (see cure).
Are you looking for a word for a foolish person? We explore twelve interesting words to describe the dunderheads in your life.
Before you run for the hills, let’s run through a list of ‘run’ expressions that are running through our minds.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.