smear with

smear (someone or something) with (something)

1. To spread or daub some substance onto someone or something. I came into the kitchen and saw that our toddler had smeared the walls with chocolate. The leader smeared the warriors with paint to intimidate their foes.
2. To damage or attempt to ruin someone's or something's reputation through the perpetuation of claims or rumors about their failures or faults, whether these are true, exaggerated, or falsified. The president's reelection campaign has already begun smearing her opponent. The company argued that its competition had been trying to smear their reputation with false claims about using sweatshop labor in their manufacturing process.
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smear someone or something with something

1. to spread or rub someone or something with some substance. Bitty smeared Bobby with mud and made him very angry. You should smear that burn with lotion. He smeared himself with grease and ruined his shirt.
2. to damage the reputation of someone or something by spreading serious charges or rumors. He smeared his opponent with all sorts of charges. The speaker smeared the entire city with his criticism.
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To compare Tzanck smear with viral serology in terms of concurrence of results in patients with varicella.
We also compared the findings of Tzanck smear with viral serology, which was positive in all 90% of patients as 10% patients were lost to follow-up despite adequate measures.
0 Table 2: Association of types of lesions on Pap's smear with age of Women Age 20-30 31-40 41-50 Sl.
11%) patients had a positive smear with no patient diagnosed as CIN after colposcopic guided punch biopsy, these results were comparable to another study done by Zamani N at Shaikh Zayed Hospital, Lahore in 1990, in which a very low incidence of CIN was found i.
Variation by time lag of examination of smears reported positive at field laboratories Time lags Total Smears Smear with variation < 30 days 573 41 [greater than or equal to] 30 days 4554 591 Time lags % Variation P-value Result < 30 days 7.
Improving the yield of endocervical elements in a Pap smear with the use of the cytology brush.
In women with an initial LSIL Pap smear, respective values for detecting CIN 2/3 by a repeat Pap smear with an ASCUS threshold were 92%, 26%, 14%, and 96%, and for an LSIL threshold 23%, 64%, 8%, and 86%, respectively.
When only the 169 women with an initial Pap smear of ASCUS were considered, a repeat Pap smear with a positive triage threshold of [is greater than or equal to]ASCUS (persistent ASCUS or more severe dysplasia) detected 30/33 (91%) cases of CIN 1 and 7/10 (70%) women with CIN 2/3.
The most common cause of a laboratory-generated false negative is a smear with a few poorly preserved atypical cells that were either overlooked or misinterpreted.
The optimal technique for obtaining a Papanicolaou smear with the
To date, the best technique for obtaining a Papanicolaou smear with this device has not been described.
The significance of a negative Papanicolaou smear with hyperkeratosis or parakeratosis.