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curette

 [ku-ret´]
1. a loop, ring, or spoon-shaped instrument, attached to a handle and having sharp or blunt edges; used to scrape tissue from a surface.
2. to remove growths or other material from the wall of a cavity or other surface, using a curette.

cu·rette

, curet (kyū-ret', kyū-ret'),
Instrument in the form of a loop, ring, or scoop with sharpened edges, attached to a rod-shaped handle, used for curettage.
[Fr.]

curette

also

curet

(kyo͝o-rĕt′)
n.
A surgical instrument shaped like a scoop or spoon, used to remove tissue or growths from a body cavity.

cu·rette

(kyūr-et')
Instrument in the form of a loop, ring, or scoop with sharpened edges attached to a rod-shaped handle, used for curettage.
[Fr.]

curette

A spoon-shaped instrument for performing CURETTAGE. The curette may vary in size from a tiny 2 mm spoon for scooping out meibomian cysts in eyelids, to a 2 cm instrument for general surgical use.

Curette

A small scoop-shaped surgical instrument that can be used to remove cerumen if irrigation does not work or cannot be used.

curette

small, sharp-edged, ring-shaped surgical instrument, for tissue/whole-lesion excision

cu·rette

, curet (kyūr-et')
Instrument in the form of a loop, ring, or scoop with sharpened edges, attached to a rod-shaped handle, used for curettage.
[Fr.]

curette,

n See curet.

curette, curet

1. a spoon-shaped instrument for cleansing a diseased surface.
2. to use a curette.

bone curette
there are a number of types, e.g. brun bone curette, nail-hole curette.
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After intraoperative pathology indicated the presence of a malignant tumor at the operative margins, the area of the tumor was extensively curetted.
In our laboratory, for small skin biopsies or curetted specimens, 3 slides are prepared before the case is reviewed by the dermatopathologist.
The medullary cavity was then curetted meticulously and irrigated for 6 minutes with a 0.