a decree of regulations made or adopted by the Pope for the Roman Catholic Church and its members
plural noun 1. the areas comprising a large district in central Italy ruled as a temporal domain by the popes from a.d. 755 until the greater part of it was annexed in 1860, by Victor Emmanuel II: the remaining part, Rome and its environs, was absorbed into the kingdom of Italy in 1870. plural noun […]
- Papanicolaou smear
Papanicolaou smear Pa·pa·ni·co·laou smear (pä’pə-nē’kə-lou’, pāp’ə-nĭk’ə-lou’) n. See Pap smear.
- Papanicolaou stain
Papanicolaou stain n. A multichromatic stain used principally on exfoliated cytologic specimens, giving great transparency and detail, and important in cancer screening, especially of smears of the female genital tract.
[pah-puh-nee-kuh-lou, pap-uh-nik-uh-lou] /ˌpɑ pəˌni kəˈlaʊ, ˌpæp əˈnɪk əˌlaʊ/ noun 1. . /ˌpæpəˈnɪkəluː/ noun 1. the full name for Pap test Papanicolaou test n. The Pap smear.