Definition of cervical smear in English:

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cervical smear

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noun

British
1A test carried out on a sample of cells from the cervix to check for abnormalities that may be indicative of cervical cancer.
Example sentences
  • Physical examination, cervical smears, transvaginal ultrasonography and mammography were performed at the first and last visits.
  • Through a payroll tax, everyone would receive free preventive care proven by scientific trials: childhood immunisations, cervical smears, mammograms.
  • A number of health checks are available, including breast examinations, cervical smears, blood testing, blood pressure and advice on other health-related issues.
1.1A sample of cells collected from the cervix for testing.

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