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Medical Term:

Ayre brush

Pronunciation: ār

Definition: a device consisting of a long flexible tube with a brush at the distal end, for collecting gastric mucosal cells in cancer detection studies; after positioning in the stomach the brush is rotated and “sweeps” cells from the mucosa.

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