Definitions for cervixˈsɜr vɪks; ˈsɜr vəˌsiz, sərˈvaɪ siz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cer•vixˈsɜr vɪks; ˈsɜr vəˌsiz, sərˈvaɪ siz(n.)(pl.)cer•vix•es, cer•vi•ces
the neck, esp. the back part.
any necklike part, esp. the constricted lower end of the uterus.
Origin of cervix:
1375–1425; late ME < L cervīx, s. cervīc- neck, nape, uterine cervix
the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body
"he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
cervix, uterine cervix, cervix uteri(noun)
necklike opening to the uterus
The necklike portion of any part, as of the womb.
The lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.
Origin: From cervix, see below.
the neck; also, the necklike portion of any part, as of the womb. See Illust. of Bird
The cervix is the lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina. It is cylindrical or conical in shape and protrudes through the upper anterior vaginal wall. Approximately half its length is visible with appropriate medical equipment; the remainder lies above the vagina beyond view. The cervix has an opening to allow sperm and menstrual fluid to move through.
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