Simple Definition of Pap smear
medical : a test for the early detection of cancer of the uterus and cervix
Full Definition of Pap smear
: a method for the early detection of cancer especially of the uterine cervix that involves the staining of exfoliated cells using a special technique which differentiates diseased tissue —called also Papanicolaou smear, Papanicolaou test, Pap test
Examples of pap smear in a sentence
She has a Pap smear done every year.
Origin and Etymology of pap smear
George North Papanicolaou †1962 American medical scientist
First Known Use: 1952
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Medical Definition of Pap smear
: a method or a test based on it for the early detection of cancer especially of the uterine cervix that involves staining exfoliated cells by a special technique which differentiates diseased tissue—called also Papanicolaou smear, Papanicolaou test, Pap test
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