cervical dysplasia

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cer·vi·cal dys·pla·si·a

dysplasia of the uterine cervix, epithelial atypia involving part or all of the thickness of cervical squamous epithelium, occurring most often in young women; appears to regress frequently, but may progress over a long period to carcinoma; severe dysplasia may be microscopically indistinguishable from carcinoma in situ.
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cervical dysplasia

Cervical intraepithelial neoplasia–CIN, see there.
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Cervical dysplasia

Dysplasia is the abnormal growth of the epithelial cells. This is what a Pap smear will detect in the cervix.
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