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English definition of “smear”

smear

noun [C] (MEDICAL TEST)    /smɪər/ US  /smɪr/ UK (also smear test, US pap smear)
a medical test in which cells from a woman's cervix (= entrance to the womb ) are removed and examined to discover if there is any disease Medical examination
(Definition of smear noun (MEDICAL TEST) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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