cytologic specimen

Definitions of cytologic specimen
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n a specimen used for cytologic examination and diagnosis

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cytologic smear, cytosmear, smear
a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
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
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specimen
a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes

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