Papanicolaou test

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Papanicolaou test (Pap test) (pap-ă-nik-oh-lay-oo) n. a test to detect cancer of the cervix or lining of the uterus. In cervical screening it is being superseded by liquid-based cytology. See also cervical (smear). [ G. N. Papanicolaou (1883–1962), Greek physician, anatomist, and cytologist]

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