What does cervical smear mean?

cervical smear in AZ Dictionary

(n) A screening test to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells by firmly taking an example (‘smear’) of cells from cervix.
(n) a sample of secretions and shallow cells of uterine cervix and womb; analyzed with a microscope to identify any abnormal cells
(n) A screening test to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells by taking a sample (‘smear’) of cells from the cervix.

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  • Synonym for "cervical%20smear"
    • smear test, Pap test, Pap smear
  • Hypernym for "cervical%20smear"
    • smear, cytosmear, cytologic smear
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