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cu·rettealso cu·ret (kyo͝o-rĕt′)
A surgical instrument shaped like a scoop or spoon, used to remove tissue or growths from a body cavity.
[French, from Old French, from curer, to cure, from Latin cūrāre, to take care of, from cūra, care; see cure.]
(Surgery) a surgical instrument for removing dead tissue, growths, etc, from the walls of certain body cavities
vb, -rettes, -rets, -retting or -retted
(Surgery) (tr) to scrape or clean with such an instrument
[C18: from French, from curer to heal, make clean; see cure]
n., v. -ret•ted, -ret•ting. n.
1. a scoop-shaped surgical instrument for removing tissue from body cavities, as the uterus.v.t.
2. to scrape with a curette.
Past participle: curetted
n. cureta, instrumento quirúrgico en forma de cuchara o pala usado para raspar los tejidos de una superficie o cavidad.