Cervix meaning

sûr'vĭks
The neck.
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A neck-shaped anatomical structure, such as the narrow outer end of the uterus.
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The neck, esp. the back of the neck.
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A necklike part, esp. of the uterus.
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A neck-shaped anatomical structure, such as the narrow outer end of the uterus.
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The neck.
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A neck-shaped anatomical structure, especially the narrowed, lower end of the uterus that extends into the vagina.
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(anatomy) The neck.
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The necklike portion of any part, as of the womb.
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The lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.
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Origin of cervix

  • Latin cervīx neck ker-1 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin cervīx (“neck”), see below.
    From Wiktionary