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Synonyms for smear

Synonyms for smear

to spread with a greasy, sticky, or dirty substance

a discolored mark made by smearing

an attempt to destroy someone's reputation

Synonyms for smear

a thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope

an act that brings discredit to the person who does it

stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance

make a smudge on

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cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it


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There are many challenges to mastering the art of the manual smear and that sought-after feathered edge.
Patients were evaluated for clinico-demographical parameters such as age, sex, symptoms with duration, comorbidities, sputum smear status for acid-fast bacilli (AFB).
They found that while rates of timely mammograms did not differ significantly between the groups, lesbians were 25 percent less likely to get a timely Pap smear than both heterosexual and bisexual women.
Tzanck smear was taken from each patient at presentation and stained by Giemsa stain for giant cells and evaluated by histopathologist.
They were divided in two groups, smear positive (sputum for AFB positive) and smear negative (sputum for AFB negative).
Conclusion: Smear microscopy cannot be solely relied upon for diagnosis and its results must be correlated with additional clinical information and other diagnostics due to considerable amount of false negativity, especially in female population.
This is an analysis done to evaluate the effectiveness of the orientation training for laboratory technicians in leprosy, skin smear and nasal smear techniquesin central leprosy teaching and research institute, Chengalpattu, Tamilnadu.
One smear was stained by standard ZN staining technique as per RNTCP guidelines (4) and second smear was stained by RZN staining method.
I congratulate them all for bringing this terrible disease visibly into focus and help raise awareness of the tragic consequences of missing a smear test and often ignoring the early signs of a change to the make-up and shape of the cervix.
Leonila Dans of Clinical Epidemiology in University of the Philippines-College of Medicine, the latest study revealed that both "pap smear plus HPV vaccine" and "pap smear alone" has same effect to women.
QI had a cervical smear test and I've been asked to go back for a second one.
Abstract Background: Sputum smear testing for acid fast bacilli is the gold standard for the diagnosis of tuberculosis.