[oi-ster-shel] /ˈɔɪ stərˌʃɛl/
a scale insect, Lepidosaphes ulmi, having a scale shaped like the of an , which infests various deciduous trees and shrubs.
[pap] /pæp/ noun 1. soft food for infants or invalids, as bread soaked in water or milk. 2. an idea, talk, book, or the like, lacking substance or real value. [pap] /pæp/ noun, Chiefly Dialect. 1. a teat; nipple. 2. something resembling a teat or nipple. /pæp/ noun 1. any soft or semiliquid food, such […]
- Pap technique
PAP technique (pāp) n. An enzymatic antigen detection technique in which an unlabeled antibody peroxidase reacts with both the rabbit antihorseradish peroxidase antibody and with free horseradish peroxidase to form a soluble complex of peroxidase antiperoxidase, or PAP.
[pap] /pæp/ noun 1. a test for cancer of the cervix, consisting of the staining of cervical cells taken in a cervical or vaginal smear (Pap smear or pap smear) for examination of exfoliated cells. 2. a vaginal Pap smear used to evaluate estrogen levels. 3. an examination of exfoliated cells in any body fluid, […]
[pap-yoo-uh, pah-poo-ah] /ˈpæp yu ə, ˈpɑ puˌɑ/ noun 1. . 2. Gulf of, an inlet of the Coral Sea on the SE coast of New Guinea. /ˈpæpjʊə/ noun 1. Territory of Papua, a former territory of Australia, consisting of SE New Guinea and adjacent islands: now part of Papua New Guinea Former name (1888–1906) British […]