swabbing

noun

Medical Definition of swabbing

: the material removed from tissue (as of a lesion) by means of a swab usually used in plural

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“Swabbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/swabbing. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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