Papanicolaou stain test (smear)

Pap·a·nic·o·laou stain, test (smear) (pap″ə-nikґo-la-oo) [George Nicolas Papanicolaou, Greek physician and anatomist in the United States, 1883–1962] see under test and see Stains and Staining Methods, under stain.

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