Definition of 'cervical smear'
Example sentences containing 'cervical smear'
The Sun (2010)
There is no screening programme for ovarian cancer and it is important to stress that cervical smear tests do not pick it up.Times, Sunday Times (2015)
It was painless - similar to having a cervical smear test.The Sun (2013) The Sun (2009)
Workers in India are also producing letters for patients with appointments for cervical smear tests and breast screenings.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
Women who had their last cervical smear with the woman are being offered a repeat test and some extra vaccinations are also being offered.Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2009)
If you have a cervical smear, your doctor can usually spot abnormal cells long before they turn into cancer.Survive the Nine to Five - a woman's guide to working well (1989) The Sun (2009)
The technique uses microscopic beads that latch on to cancerous tissue in a sample taken from the patient, such as a cervical smear or blood.Times, Sunday Times (2015) Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Monday Women should be able to receive cervical smear results within a week of testing, ministers have said.Times, Sunday Times (2011) The Sun (2010)
C) To arrange to have a cervical smear?Times, Sunday Times (2007) The Sun (2014)
Trends of 'cervical smear'
View usage over:
Definition of cervical smear from the Collins English Dictionary
Protect yourself from online fraud
What to look out for to stay one step ahead of scammers
We take a look at the etymology behind the word 'election' in the run-up to the UK General Election in June
Language expert Ian Brookes looks at the word 'election' and its origins.
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.