de·bride·ment (dā′brēd-mäɴ, dĭ-brēdmənt)
Surgical excision of dead, devitalized, or contaminated tissue and removal of foreign matter from a wound.
[French débridement, from débrider, to unbridle, debride (from the likening of constricting bands of tissue to bridles), from Old French desbrider : des-, de- + bride, bridle (probably from Middle High German brīdel, rein).]
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