Pap smearPap smear
A test for cancer, especially of the female genital tract, in which a smear of exfoliated cells is specially stained and examined under a microscope for pathological changes. Also called Pap test .
Origin of Pap smearAfter George Papanicolaou (1883-1962), Greek-born American pathologist and cytologist
(plural Pap smears)
From Georgios Papanikolaou, Greek American physician.