swabbing

noun

Medical Definition of swabbing

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

Learn More about swabbing

Cite this Entry

“Swabbing.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/swabbing. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

More from Merriam-Webster on swabbing

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for swabbing

Nglish: Translation of swabbing for Spanish Speakers

Comments on swabbing

What made you want to look up swabbing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Here Be Dragons: A Creature Identification Quiz

  • monster werewolf photo
  • Which is a synonym of werewolf?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!