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- Noun A spoon-shaped surgical instrument for cleaning a diseased surface.
- Verb To use a curette (e.g. to biopsy a mass in the nose.)
One use of curettes is in adenoidectomy. A mirror is placed at the back of the throat to enable the adenoids to be seen, then the curette is placed in position. The mirror is extracted, then the curette is swept across the adedoids, cutting them away.
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