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smear

a preparation of blood, secretions, etc., smeared onto a glass slide for examination under a microscope

smear

[smir]
(biology)
A preparation for microscopic examination made by spreading a drop of fluid, such as blood, across a slide and using the edge of another slide to leave a uniform film.
(electronics)
A television-picture defect in which objects appear to be extended horizontally beyond their normal boundaries in a blurred or smeared manner; one cause is excessive attenuation of high video frequencies in the television receiver.
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In our study, a total of 250 peripheral blood smears from dogs were collected.
Thus, this cross-sectional study was undertaken to find the prevalence of pancytopenia from peripheral blood smears examined in the clinical pathology laboratory in this rural teaching hospital and to determine the common causes of pancytopenia in the age group of 12-80 years.
The above-mentioned algorithms are aimed at obtaining only WBCs or RBCs in blood smear images.
Suspicion of a bacterial or parasitic disease that can be diagnosed from a blood smear.
With technological advancements in automated hematology analyzers, why do we continue to look at blood smears through a microscope?
Pancytopenia on peripheral blood smear with a hypocellular bone marrow is the hallmark of aplastic anemia.
Five hundred camels were observed for the identification of trypanosomiasis by using blood smears (three thin and three thick blood smears from each animal) prepared from different localities of district Therparker.
Malaria parasites can be detected by microscopic examination of a Giemsa-stained drop of the patient's blood (a blood smear).
The topics include interfacing diagnostics with consumer electronics, lab on a cellphone, portable high-frequency ultrasound imaging system design and hardware considerations, automated blood smear analysis for mobile malaria diagnosis, and translating sensor technology into the medical device environment.
[1] The idea "estimating platelet count from a blood smear in rural setup, in order to diagnose early thrombocytopenia in pregnancy" is very interesting, but some scientific remarks should be discussed.
A BURGLAR who was traced through DNA testing after leaving behind a blood smear in a house he raided has been locked up for a total of 44 months.