What does cervix mean?

Definitions for cervix
ˈsɜr vɪks; ˈsɜr vəˌsiz, sərˈvaɪ sizcervix

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. neck, cervixnoun

    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"

  2. cervix, uterine cervix, cervix uterinoun

    necklike opening to the uterus


  1. cervixnoun

    The neck

    Etymology: From cervix, see below.

  2. cervixnoun

    The necklike portion of any part, as of the womb.

    Etymology: From cervix, see below.

  3. cervixnoun

    The lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.

    Etymology: From cervix, see below.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cervixnoun

    the neck; also, the necklike portion of any part, as of the womb. See Illust. of Bird

    Etymology: [L.]


  1. Cervix

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. cervix

    A form of structure or element of the human body.

    There is a cervix in the neck of the human body and also in the opening between the womb and vagina.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 26, 2020  


  1. Cervix

    the upper part of the neck; = crag: in Diptera; that part of the occiput lying over the junction of the head, i.e. between the vertex and neck.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cervix in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cervix in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of cervix in a Sentence

  1. Dian Tossy Fogle:

    My concern with this study is that it will increase health care costs with no clinical benefit, if the goal is to reduce 'maternal anxiety' regarding timing of delivery, a simple physical exam of the cervix performed at a routine OB visit can also give a patient an idea of how soon they will deliver.

  2. Lauren Demosthenes:

    As we care for patients, we are constantly learning and adjusting recommendations as new scientific information is released. In the case of pap smear guidelines, we are intent on balancing benefits and harms to patients, part of the concern with younger aged testing is the downstream testing with colposcopy, biopsy and then the intervention of removing or ablating a portion of the cervix which has been linked to an increased risk of premature birth.

  3. Hunter Handsfield:

    Spotting between periods and spotting after sex is high risk of an inflamed cervix due to STDs, many women have symptoms like this from time to time anyway, so it's a bit frustrating, but you'll know if that is abnormal for you.

  4. Harvey Makadon:

    Most transgender men still have a cervix, so they need a pap smear, so you have to create an environment where they feel comfortable talking about themselves.

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