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exfoliative cytology


The microscopic examination of cells that have been shed from a lesion or have been recovered from a tissue for the diagnosis of disease.cytopathology

Nearby words

exfiltrate, exfoliant, exfoliate, exfoliation, exfoliative, exfoliative cytology, exfoliative dermatitis, exfoliative gastritis, exhalant, exhalation, exhale
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