English version

swab in Hospital topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishswabswab1 /swɒb $ swɑːb/ noun [countable]  1 MHa small piece of material used to clean a wound or take a small amount of a substance from someone’s body in order to test it a cotton swab2 MHa small amount of a substance that is taken from someone’s body with a swab in order to test it The doctor took a throat swab to check for infection.
Examples from the Corpus
swabHe covered my newest wound with a swab of alcohol and a lozenge of gauze.It is later learned he might also be getting an alcohol swab as well.Have each student dip a cotton swab in purple grape juice and rub it over the paper.He remembers the glass jars filled with cotton swabs, tongue depressors, latex gloves.Earlier this month traces of Salmonella typhimurium were found in swabs taken from the hen house.Rectal swabs were cultured for chlamydia.