NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
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dilatation and curettage (DIH-luh-TAY-shun … kyoo-reh-TAZH)
A procedure to remove tissue from the cervical canal or the inner lining of the uterus. The cervix is dilated (made larger) and a curette (spoon-shaped instrument) is inserted into the uterus to remove tissue. Also called D&C and dilation and curettage.