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Medical Term:

cytotechnologist

Pronunciation: si'to-tek-nol'o-jist

Definition: A person with special training in cytopathology who is responsible for screening Papanicolaou (Pap) smears and determining which are test negative and which require further review by a pathologist.

Synonym(s): cytoscreener

See Also: Pap smear, Pap test

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