What does Pap test mean?

Pap test in AZ Dictionary

(n) A screening test to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells if you take a sample ('smear') of cells from cervix.
(n) a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for very early diagnosis of uterine cancer

Pap test in Medical Dictionary

A screening test for cervical cancer that requires the microscopic examination of cells gathered from cervix, smeared on a slide, and specially stained. A Pap test can unveil premalignant and cancerous changes in the cells, plus changes which are as a result of noncancerous problems, particularly inflammation. Named after the physician George Papanicolaou, who developed the test. Also called Pap smear. by Vera AnkneyReport definition

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    • smear test, cervical smear, Pap smear
  • Hypernym for "Pap%20test"
    • diagnostic assay, diagnostic test
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