cytologic smear

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cytologic smear n.
A cytologic specimen made by smearing a sample, then fixing it and staining it, usually with 95% ethyl alcohol and Papanicolaou stain. Also called cytosmear.

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cytologic smear

noun
a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope [syn: smear
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