smear test


Definition of smear test

British, medical

  1. :  a test for the early detection of cancer of the uterus and cervix

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a viscous or sticky substance

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

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

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

    :  to spread over a surface

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

  1. :  cupel

    :  a critical examination, observation, or evaluation :  trial

    :  the procedure of submitting a statement to such conditions or operations as will lead to its proof or disproof or to its acceptance or rejection

  1. :  of, relating to, or constituting a test

    :  subjected to, used for, or revealed by testing

  1. :  to put to test or proof :  try

    :  to require a doctrinal oath of

    :  to undergo a test

  1. :  an external hard or firm covering (such as a shell) of many invertebrates (such as a foraminifer or a mollusk)

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