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smear test

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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smear testˈsmear test noun [countable] British English  MHa medical test in which some cells are removed from the entrance to a woman’s womb (=the place where a baby grows) and examined under a microscope
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smear testSadly, many women who develop cervical cancer have never had a smear test, or haven't regularly had one.Your doctor will be able to give you advice and encourage you to have a smear test if appropriate.Will Ruby Wax lyrical about her smear test and will Oliver Reed flash his wedding tackle?We deal with the arrangements for the smear test, the appointment and make the whole process easier and more pleasant.The smear test takes less than five minutes and normally only causes slight discomfort.
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