debridement

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Etymology[edit]

From French débridement.

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Noun[edit]

debridement (plural debridements)

  1. (medicine) The removal of dead, damaged, or infected tissue to improve the healing potential of the remaining healthy tissue.
  2. (dentistry) The removal of the dental tartar that has accumulated over teeth, typically done using hand tools and ultrasound instruments.