- Papanicolaou's smear test
A test for early diagnosis of cervical cancer.
A test that diagnoses cervical cancer at an early stage, by examination of exfoliated cells stained with Papanicolaou stain. It is the most successful test invented for cancer prevention.
- G. N. Papanicolaou and C. R. Stockard:
The Existence of a Typical Oestrous Cycle in the Guinea Pig; with a Study of its histological and Physiological Changes.
American Journal of Anatomy, 1917, 22: 225-283.
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