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Pap smear

noun [C] uk   us   US (also Pap test, UK 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
Translations of “Pap smear”
in Chinese (Traditional) (宮頸)塗片試驗…
in Chinese (Simplified) (宫颈)涂片试验…
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