Definition of Pap smear noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Pap smear

BrE BrE//ˈpæp smɪə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæp smɪr//
(North American English) (British English smear test, smear, cervical smear)
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a medical test in which a very small amount of tissue from a woman’s cervix is removed and examined for cancer cells
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