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  1. Pap test, Papanicolaou test, smear testnoun

    a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer

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  1. smear testnoun

    A screening test to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells by taking a sample ('smear') of cells from the cervix.

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  1. smear test

    Cytopathology (from Greek κύτος, kytos, "a hollow"; πάθος, pathos, "fate, harm"; and -λογία, -logia) is a branch of pathology that studies and diagnoses diseases on the cellular level. The discipline was founded by George Nicolas Papanicolaou in 1928. Cytopathology is generally used on samples of free cells or tissue fragments, in contrast to histopathology, which studies whole tissues. Cytopathology is frequently, less precisely, called "cytology", which means "the study of cells".Cytopathology is commonly used to investigate diseases involving a wide range of body sites, often to aid in the diagnosis of cancer but also in the diagnosis of some infectious diseases and other inflammatory conditions. For example, a common application of cytopathology is the Pap smear, a screening tool used to detect precancerous cervical lesions that may lead to cervical cancer. Cytopathologic tests are sometimes called smear tests because the samples may be smeared across a glass microscope slide for subsequent staining and microscopic examination. However, cytology samples may be prepared in other ways, including cytocentrifugation. Different types of smear tests may also be used for cancer diagnosis. In this sense, it is termed a cytologic smear.

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  1. smear test

    A smear test, also known as a pap smear or pap test, is a medical procedure used primarily in screening for cervical cancer in women. It involves collecting cells from the cervix, the lower, narrow end of the uterus, and examining them under a microscope to detect abnormalities that may indicate the presence of pre-cancerous or cancerous cells. This test, typically recommended for women starting from the age of 21, allows for early detection and treatment of cervical cancer.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smear test in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smear test in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of smear test in a Sentence

  1. Kirstie Wilson:

    I wish I had been given a smear test when I first visited my doctor as it might have saved my life.

  2. Kirstie Wilson:

    I was bleeding in between periods and I was in agony but doctors diagnosed me with thrush and growing pains, it took me four months of going back and forth to my GP (general practitioner) before I was given a [Pap] smear test.

  3. Kirstie Wilson:

    It took me four months of going back and forth to my GP (general practitioner) before I was given a [Pap] smear test.


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