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Papanicolaou test:see Pap testPap test,
or Papanicolaou test
, medical procedure used to detect cancer of the uterine cervix (see uterus). A scraping, brushing, or smear, is taken from the surface of the vagina or cervix and is prepared on a slide and stained for
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Papanicolaou test[‚pä·pə′nēk·ə‚lau̇ ‚test]
A technique for the detection of precancerous and early noninvasive cancer by the staining and examination of exfoliated cells; used especially in the diagnosis of uterine cervical and endometrial cancer. Also known as Pap test.