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cervix

cervix

noun cer·vix \ˈsər-viks\

medical : the narrow end at the opening of a woman's uterus

plural cer·vi·ces \ˈsər-və-ˌsēz, (ˌ)sər-ˈvī-(ˌ)sēz\ or cer·vix·es

Full Definition of CERVIX

1
:  neck; especially :  the back part of the neck
2
:  a constricted portion of an organ or part; especially :  the narrow outer end of the uterus

Origin of CERVIX

Latin cervic-, cervix
First Known Use: 15th century

cervix

noun cer·vix \ˈsər-viks\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cer·vi·ces \-və-ˌsēz, ˌsər-ˈvī-(ˌ)sēz\ or cervixes

Medical Definition of CERVIX

1
:  neck 1a; especially :  the back part of the neck
2
:  a constricted portion of an organ or part: as a :  the narrow lower or outer end of the uterus b :  the constricted cementoenamel junction on a tooth

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