Translation of swab in Spanish:

swab

Pronunciation: /swɑːb; swɒb/

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 (of cotton, gauze) hisopo (masculine) húmedo
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    • During the exam, your doctor may apply a cotton-tipped swab to the area to see if it is painful.
    • The nurse used sterile cotton wool swabs to obtain swab specimens of the wound.
    • An alcohol swab cleans the valve connection before each procedure.
    1.2 (specimen) muestra (feminine), frotis (masculine)
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    • All the three throat swabs were from patients with upper respiratory tract infections while the eye specimen was from a patient with conjunctivitis.
    • The doctor or nurse that you see will probably take a swab (sample of cells) from the area to check for the infection that's causing the warts.
    • A piece of hair, a nail clipping, or a swab from a glass of beer could all be used to provide information without the person concerned ever knowing.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-bb-)

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