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Date: 1900-2000
Origin: George N. Papanicolaou (1883-1962), U.S. (Greek-born) medical scientist

Pap smear

noun
     
Related topics: Hospital
Pap smear [countable]
American EnglishMH a medical test that takes cells from a woman's cervix and examines them for signs of cancer [= smear test British English]

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