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n. examination of the cervix under low-power binocular magnification and an intense light source. If abnormalities are revealed (identified as white areas after application of acetic acid, then iodine, to the cervix), a diagnostic biopsy is taken for histological assessment. Confirmation of the diagnosis is followed by appropriate treatment (see cervical intraepithelial neoplasia). —colposcopicadj.

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