Papanicolaou smear
noun Etymology: George N. Papanicolaou died 1962 American medical scientist Date: 1950 Pap smear

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  • Papanicolaou smear — Pa·pa·ni·co·laou smear .päp ə nē kə .lau̇ , .pap ə nik ə n PAP SMEAR Papanicolaou George Nicholas (1883 1962) American anatomist and cytologist. Papanicolaou devoted his medical research almost entirely to the physiology of reproduction and… …   Medical dictionary

  • Papanicolaou smear — noun a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells • Syn: ↑cervical smear, ↑Pap smear • Hypernyms: ↑smear, ↑cytologic smear, ↑cytosmear • Part Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Papanicolaou smear — /pæpəˈnɪkəlaʊ smɪə / (say papuh nikuhlow smear) noun → Pap smear. {from George Papanicolaou, 1883–1962, US scientist, who invented this test} …   Australian English dictionary

  • smear test — noun a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer • Syn: ↑Pap test, ↑Papanicolaou test • Hypernyms: ↑diagnostic test, ↑diagnostic assay • Part Meronyms: ↑cervical smear, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Papanicolaou test — noun a method of examining stained cells in a cervical smear for early diagnosis of uterine cancer • Syn: ↑Pap test, ↑smear test • Hypernyms: ↑diagnostic test, ↑diagnostic assay • Part Meronyms: ↑cervical smear, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Papanicolaou stain — showing a low grade squamous intraepithelial lesion (LSIL). Pap test. Papanicolaou stain (also Papanicolaou s stain and Pap stain) is a multichromatic staining histological technique developed by George Papanikolaou, the father of cytopathology.… …   Wikipedia

  • Papanicolaou test — n PAP SMEAR * * * (Pap test) see cervical smear G. N. Papanicolaou (1883 1962), Greek physician, anatomist, and cytologist …   Medical dictionary

  • smear test — Papanicolaou t …   Medical dictionary

  • smear — A thin specimen for examination; it is usually prepared by spreading material uniformly onto a glass slide, fixing it, and staining it before examination. alimentary tract s. a group of …   Medical dictionary

  • Papanicolaou stain test (smear) — Pap·a·nic·o·laou stain, test (smear) (pap″ə nikґo la oo) [George Nicolas Papanicolaou, Greek physician and anatomist in the United States, 1883–1962] see under test and see Stains and Staining Methods, under stain …   Medical dictionary

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