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Glossary: sputum cytology, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

sputum cytology

(SPYOO-tum sy-TAH-loh-jee)

Examination under a microscope of cells found in sputum (mucus and other matter brought up from the lungs by coughing). The test checks for abnormal cells, such as lung cancer cells.

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