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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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A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) inquiry focused on 16 women between January 25, 2016 and February 7 last year, whose smear tests had been taken but no results had been identified.
By a PAP smear test early cervical epithelial changes can be identified, which is a primary screening test for detection of precancerous lesions in cervix and early stage of invasive cervical cancer.
Over a quarter of young women in Lanarkshire failed to turn up for a smear test in the fight against cervical cancer.
MORE than 22,000 women across Nuneaton, Bedworth and Atherstone have put their lives risk by not having a smear test.
Beauty therapist Claire Hargreaves is on a mission to encourage more Dumfriesshire women to have smear tests.
RECRUITMENT delays are leading to long waits for smear results, Fianna Fail has claimed.
FORMER Coronation Street star Michelle Keegan has live blogged her smear test to encourage other women to get checked out.
We sought to improve the quality of Pap smear screening in the Tshwane Department of Health (DoH) facilities using two targeted QI activities.
I first encountered Lucy in 2014 when she contacted me about her fight to change the current legislation of women not being allowed a smear test if they're under 25 or not due for a test, even if they might be showing signs of cervical abnormalities.
Objective: To determine the diagnostic value of direct immunofluorescence (DIF) findings on Tzanck smear and plucked hair in patients of pemphigus vulgaris and to compare the diagnostic value of both the tests.
The removal of smear layers during root canals is strongly recommended due to the presence of bacteria and tissue remnants in these layers (1, 2).
Examination of peripheral blood smear is an in expensive but powerful diagnostic tool in Veterinary hematology.
Specimens were longitudinally sectioned and evaluated under scanning electron microscope for smear layer removal efficacy.
Although the sputum smear test is not capable of identifying 50% of TB patients, it still remains the most useful test to detect TB.
For diagnosis of trichomoniasis, different methods have been used, such as, wet mount, culture, Papanicolaou smear, Pap smear, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and serological tests.