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smear test Line breaks: smear test

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Definition of smear test in English:


A test to detect signs of cervical cancer. See cervical smear.
Example sentences
  • If a biopsy confirms the dyskaryosis detected in a smear test, this may be termed cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, which is just another way of saying cervical cell changes.
  • She was diagnosed with cervical cancer after a routine smear test in 2002.
  • It is recommended that women go every year for a pap smear test, which can detect early warning signs of cancer, but many walk-in clinics don't do such routine screenings.
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