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Pap smear

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noun \ˈpap-\

Medical Definition of Pap smear

  1. :  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 , ,



Biographical Note for pap smear

G. N. Papanicolaou, —see papanicolaou smear


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