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Pap smear

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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Pap smearˈPap smear noun [countable]  American EnglishMH a medical test that takes cells from a woman’s cervix and examines them for signs of cancer syn smear test British English
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Pap smearAfter a Pap smear is done, the doctor simply swabs vinegar on the cervix and shines the blue-white light on it.At what age should a woman begin having an annual Pap smear?To be recalled for a second Pap smear is to catch the disease of fear.Thompson said the Pap smear only detects cervical cancer; it does not detect ovarian cancer or endometrial cancer.The Pap smear is officially called the Papanicolaou Test, after the doctor who invented it.
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