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cervical smear

noun [C] uk   us   UK (US Pap smear)
a medical test in which some cells are taken from a woman's cervix (= the opening of her womb) and then tested to discover if she has cancer
Translations of “cervical smear”
in Chinese (Traditional) 子宮頸塗片檢查(檢查是否有癌變)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 宫颈涂片检查(检查是否有癌变)…
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