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Pap smear

noun \ˈpap-\

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

Biographical Note for PAP SMEAR

G. N. Papanicolaou —see papanicolaou smear

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