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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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Thin blood smears of all blood samples were prepared on two microscope slides by placing a drop of blood on grease free side of the slide.
This is a cross-sectional study on blood smears sent to the pathology department of this rural teaching hospital during January 2015 to August 2015.
The blood smear images from a microscope provide important information for diagnosing and predicting diseases in the haematological analysis.
Some types of haemolytic anaemia yield such a distinctive blood smear that the smear is often sufficient for diagnosis.
Continuing to perform manual tasks such as preparing manual blood smears takes laboratory professionals away from tasks that require critical thinking that they were trained to do and are relied upon to perform.
All admitted patients with age 2 months to 15 years, of either sex, having new onset pancytopenia on peripheral blood smear were included in the study.
The basic diagnosis of trypanosomiasis is depending still on the examination of fresh and stained blood smears, and control depends on the accurate diagnosis of the disease at the initial stage of the infection and treatment with the effective drugs [6].
Because blood smear microscopy was not done, it was not known whether the patient had hyperparasitemia (>5% parasitemia), which is one sign of severe malaria, and for which parenteral antimalarials are indicated.
The estimation of platelet count from a blood smear on the basis of the red cell: platelet ratio.
According to News24, a photo showing a section of a wooden door panel and a large blood smear on the tiled floor next to it was displayed while evidence relating to the toilet door through which Pistorius shot Steenkamp was discussed.
Initially blood smear microscopy was used for identifying active malaria cases.
However, in a mixed infection it is difficult to identify P malariae on a blood smear rather than P falciparum due to low titres of P malariae's trophozoites in blood.
To the Editor: We compliment the team of investigators from Mumbai, India, for their critical evaluation of the utility of a peripheral blood smear examination, an immunochromatographic antigen test and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) towards diagnosis of malaria,'11 though the utility of any point-of-care (POC) test to diagnose malaria would be unpredictable at very high and very low ambient temperatures.
During testing for thrombocytopenia, a peripheral blood smear was obtained on hospital day 1 and showed ring forms with tetrads (Figure) and a parasitemia level of 10%.