Smear is a thin layer of material, e.g., a bacterial culture spread on a glass slide for microscopic examination. Also called a film.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Smear
- To overspread with anything unctuous, viscous, or adhesive; to daub; as, to smear anything with oil.
- To soil in any way; to contaminate; to pollute; to stain morally; as, to be smeared with infamy.
- A fat, oily substance; oinment.
- Hence, a spot made by, or as by, an unctuous or adhesive substance; a blot or blotch; a daub; a stain.
Category: Microbiology
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