cytologic smear

Definitions of cytologic smear
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n a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope

Synonyms:
cytosmear, smear
Types:
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alimentary tract smear
any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the alimentary tract; obtained by specialized lavage techniques and used mainly to diagnose cancer in those parts
Pap smear, Papanicolaou smear, cervical smear
a sample of secretions and superficial cells of the uterine cervix and uterus; examined with a microscope to detect any abnormal cells
bronchoscopic smear, lower respiratory tract smear, sputum smear
any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the lower respiratory tract; used for cytologic study of cancer and other diseases of the lungs
vaginal smear
smear taken from the vaginal mucosa for cytological analysis
esophageal smear
alimentary tract smear of material obtained from the esophagus
gastric smear
alimentary tract smear of material obtained from the stomach
oral smear
alimentary tract smear of material obtained from the mouth
duodenal smear, paraduodenal smear
alimentary tract smear of material obtained from the duodenum
Type of:
cytologic specimen
a specimen used for cytologic examination and diagnosis

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