Word forms "cervical smear":
singular cervical smear plural cervical smears medical Britisha medical test in which cells are taken from a woman's cervix to check for cancer. The American word is Pap smear.
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cervical smear — n BrE technical a test for ↑cancer of a woman s ↑cervix American Equivalent: pap smear … Dictionary of contemporary English
cervical smear — noun count BRITISH MEDICAL a PAP SMEAR … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
cervical smear — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ a specimen of cellular material from the cervix spread on a microscope slide for examination for cancerous cells or precancerous changes … English terms dictionary
cervical smear — noun a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells • Syn: ↑Pap smear, ↑Papanicolaou smear • Hypernyms: ↑smear, ↑cytologic smear, ↑cytosmear • Part Holo … Useful english dictionary
cervical smear — noun A screening test to detect pre cancerous and cancerous cells by taking a sample (‘smear’) of cells from the cervix. Syn: smear test, Pap smear, Pap test … Wiktionary
cervical smear — /sɜvɪkəl ˈsmɪə/ (say servikuhl smear), /sɜˌvaɪkəl/ (say ser.vuykuhl) noun → Pap smear … Australian English dictionary
cervical smear — (Papanicolaou test, Pap test) test) a specimen of cellular material scraped from the neck (cervix) of the uterus that is stained and examined under a microscope in order to detect cell changes indicating the presence of cancer. The transformation … Medical dictionary
cervical smear — noun (C) technical a test for cancer of a woman s cervix; pap smear AmE … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
cervical smear — a specimen of cellular material scraped from the transformation zone of the cervix (neck) of the uterus that is stained and examined under a microscope in order to detect cell abnormalities indicating the presence of precancerous change. See:… … The new mediacal dictionary
cervical smear — specimen scraped from the wall of the cervix (examined for cancerous material) … English contemporary dictionary