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swab

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noun \ˈswäb\

Medical Definition of swab

  1. 1:  a wad of absorbent material usually wound around one end of a small stick and used for applying medication or for removing material from an area

  2. 2:  a specimen taken with a swab <a throat swab>




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swab

transitive verb

Medical Definition of swab

swabbed; swabbing

  1. :  to apply medication to with a swab <swabbed the wound with iodine>





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