Definition of Pap test in English:

Pap test

Syllabification: Pap test
Pronunciation: /ˈpap ˌtest
 
/

noun

  • A test to detect cancer of the cervix or uterus, using a specimen of cellular material from the neck of the uterus spread on a microscope slide ( Pap smear).
    More example sentences
    • Although pelvic examinations can screen for reproductive problems or abnormalities, only a Pap test will detect early cervical cancer or precancers.
    • Post-hysterectomy Pap tests may detect vaginal cancer, but the yield and predictive value are low, and the test was never designed for this purpose.
    • Combined Pap test and HPV testing detected all cases of high-grade CIN, but our results did not reach statistical significance.

Origin

1960s: named after George N. Papanicolaou (1883–1962), Greek-born American scientist.

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