cervical smear

noun

Definition of cervical smear

British
: a test for the early detection of cancer of the uterus and cervix : Pap smear

Word by Word Definitions

cervical play
  1. : of or relating to a neck or cervix

smear play
  1. : a viscous or sticky substance

  2. : a spot made by or as if by an unctuous or adhesive substance

  3. : material smeared on a surface (as of a microscopic slide)

  1. : to overspread with something unctuous, viscous, or adhesive : daub

  2. : to spread over a surface

  3. : to stain, smudge, or dirty by or as if by smearing


Medical Dictionary

cervical smear

noun

medical Definition of cervical smear

British

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