Glossary Term:


dilation and curettage or D & C


die-<b>lay</b>-shun and <b>cure</b>-uh-<b>TAZH</b>


A procedure in which the cervix is opened slightly (dilation) so that tissue from the lining of the uterus (womb) can be removed (curettage). This is often used to get tissue for biopsy. In some cases, all of the contents of the uterus are removed. Also called a D & C.