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- noun A long
cotton swabwith a conical head used to collect endocervicalcell samples
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To take a Pap smear, during the pelvic exam, the practitioner uses a cytobrush, or spatula, to get one or more samples of cervical tissue from the outside of the cervix and just inside the cervical canal.