Papanicolaou smear

noun
Pa·​pa·​ni·​co·​laou smear | \ ˌpä-pə-ˈnē-kə-ˌlau̇- How to pronounce Papanicolaou smear (audio) , ˌpa-pə-ˈni- \

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First Known Use of Papanicolaou smear

1950, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Papanicolaou smear

George N. Papanicolaou †1962 American medical scientist

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“Papanicolaou smear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Papanicolaou%20smear. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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Papanicolaou smear

noun
Pa·​pa·​ni·​co·​laou smear | \ ˌpäp-ə-ˈnē-kə-ˌlau̇- How to pronounce Papanicolaou smear (audio) , ˌpap-ə-ˈnik-ə- How to pronounce Papanicolaou smear (audio) \

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