Definition of curette noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kjʊəˈret//
; NAmE NAmE//kjʊˈret//
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a small tool that is used to remove material from the body, especially from the uterus Word Originmid 18th cent. (as a noun): from French, from curer ‘cleanse’, from Latin curare ‘take care of’, from cura ‘care’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: curette