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endocervical curettage  listen  (en-doh-SER-vih-kul kyoo-reh-TAZH)

  A procedure in which a sample of abnormal tissue is removed from the cervix using a small, spoon-shaped instrument called a curette. The tissue is then checked under a microscope for signs of cervical cancer. This procedure may be done if abnormal cells are found during a Pap test.