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curette (n.)

small surgical instrument for smoothing or scraping away, 1753, from French curette "a scoop, scraper" (15c.), from curer "to clear, cleanse" (from Latin curare; see cure (v.)) + -ette (see -ette).

updated on June 06, 2018

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Definitions of curette from WordNet

curette (n.)
a surgical instrument shaped like a scoop to remove tissue from a bodily cavity;
Synonyms: curet
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