Pap smear

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noun \ ˈpap- \

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

  1. She has a Pap smear done every year.

Origin and Etymology of pap smear

George N. Papanicolaou †1962 American medical scientist


PAP SMEAR Defined for English Language Learners

Pap smear

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Definition of Pap smear for English Language Learners

  • medical : a test for the early detection of cancer of the uterus and cervix


Medical Dictionary

Pap smear

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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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