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ASCUS

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Updated March 18, 2008

Definition: Acronym for Atypical Cells of Undetermined Significance. ASCUS is a Pap smear result classification that reports abnormal cervical cells and the cause is unknown.
Pronunciation: ask-us
Alternate Spellings: ASC-US
Examples:
An ASCUS pap smear is considered to be only mildly abnormal.

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