Pap smear

Pap smear (plural Pap smears)

  1. (chiefly, gynaecology) A screening test meant to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells by taking a sample (‘smear’) of cells from the cervix.
Synonyms Translations
  • French: frottis
  • German: Pap-Abstrich
  • Italian: striscio
  • Russian: мазо́к Папаникола́у
  • Spanish: prueba de Papanicolau, papanicolau, frotis vaginal

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