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1. Cotton or gauze on the end of a slender stick, used for cleansing cavities, applying remedies, or obtaining a piece of tissue or secretion for bacteriological examination.
2. To wipe with a swab.
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Venes, Donald, editor. "Swab." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2021. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743949/all/swab.
Swab. In: Venes DD, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743949/all/swab. Accessed May 30, 2023.
Swab. (2021). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary (24th ed.). F.A. Davis Company. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743949/all/swab
Swab [Internet]. In: Venes DD, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2021. [cited 2023 May 30]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/743949/all/swab.
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