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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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If the smear result was abnormal, it still doesn't mean you have cancer, you just need a repeat smear at the time advised.
After an hour, a stained sputum smear was made and heat-fixed simultaneously while making smear.
In the weeks before Sorcha set up a petition calling for all women to be entitled to a smear test on request, regardless of age.
Don't forget, if you see your doctor with any worrying symptoms they can do a smear or, if they have a concern after examining your cervix, they can refer you to a gynaecologist at a colposcopy clinic.
The fourth smear was used as a negative control in which the primary antibody was omitted.
As part of Cervical Screening Awareness Week (June 9 - 15) Kirklees Council's public health team is working to encourage women to go for their smear tests when they receive a letter inviting them to attend an appointment.
4% of women who had had a Pap smear had evidence of abnormal cervical cells.
Bryan Rose, the all-Wales programme manager for Cervical Screening Wales, added: "Regular smear tests are the most effective way of detecting abnormal, pre-cancerous cells, before they possibly turn into cancer.
Pap smear results are classified according to cell abnormalities.
TWO years too young for a smear test which could have saved her, Claire Walker Everett's life was tragically cut short.
WHILE it is good news that women are nowtakinguptheir cervical smear appointments and requesting them, the downside of this is that it is now taking twice as long to read these results.
Summary: The Government has announced it will not be lowering the age for smear tests after a review into cervical cancer.
A smear takes a thin layer of cells from the surface of the cervix which are then examined under a microscope.