cytologic smear

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cy·to·log·ic smear

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(s): cytosmear
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cy·to·log·ic smear

(sī'tō-loj'ik smēr)
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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cy·to·log·ic smear

(sī'tō-loj'ik smēr)
A type of cytologic specimen made by smearing a sample before fixing it and staining it.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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(b) Pap, 40x, and (c) Pap, 100x, Cytosmear showing epithelioid cells (blue arrow) and giant cell (inset) and squamous cells (green arrow).
In our study, we have stained the dry air dried cytosmears with Leishman and HE stain and wet-fixed cytosmears with Pap stains.
Cytosmears from fine needle aspiration of the right neck mass were suggestive of lymphoid neoplasm, possibly Hodgkin's lymphoma (Figure 1A and 1B).
Microscopic examination of cytosmears characteristically revealed clusters of mature fibroadipose tissues with a few red blood cells (RBCs) in the background.