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toilet

Pronunciation: toy'let

Definition:

  1. Cleansing of the obstetric patient after childbirth.
  2. Cleansing of the surface of a wound after an operation preparatory to the application of the dressing.
  3. In dentistry, cavity débridement, the final step before placing a restoration in a tooth whereby the cavity is cleaned and all debris is removed.

[Fr. toilette]

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