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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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The statistical analysis was performed comparing the cases with malignant and premalignant oral lesions to the control on the basis of demographic factors, arsenic level in hair samples and the presence of micronuclei and apoptosis in buccal smear. A Student's t-test was used for comparing the case and control groups for arsenic level in hair.
However daily buccal smear from 42 female babies showed at the 3rd day the sex chromatin frequency rises and was comparable to that found in older females.
This study was designed to observe the various fungi present in the oral buccal smears of HIV/ AIDS patients and their relation to CD4+lymphocyte count.
The prevalence of school children that had epithelial micronuclei in their stained buccal smears is 20.5%.
Buccal smears were taken from the subjects by scraping; using a brush and tongue depressor.
She obtains buccal smears from patients and, more frequently, assists clinicians with needle biopsy aspirations.