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  • n. A screening test to detect pre-cancerous and cancerous cells by taking a sample ('smear') of cells from the cervix.

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  • n. a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer

Etymologies

From Georgios Papanikolaou, American physician. (Wiktionary)

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