Definition of Cytologic smear
1. Noun. A thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope.
Specialized synonyms: Alimentary Tract Smear, Cervical Smear, Pap Smear, Papanicolaou Smear, Bronchoscopic Smear, Lower Respiratory Tract Smear, Sputum Smear, Vaginal Smear
Generic synonyms: Cytologic Specimen
Medical Definition of Cytologic smear
1. A type of cytologic specimen made by smearing a sample (obtained by a variety of methods from a number of sites), then fixing it and staining it, usually with 95% ethyl alcohol and Papanicolaou stain. Synonym: cytosmear. (05 Mar 2000)
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