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cervix

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noun cer·vix \ˈsər-viks\

Simple Definition of cervix

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

Full Definition of cervix

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

  1. 1 :  neck; especially :  the back part of the neck

  2. 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


Medical Dictionary

cervix

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noun cer·vix \ˈsər-viks\

Medical Definition of cervix

plural cer·vi·ces \-və-ˌsēz, ˌsər-ˈvī-(ˌ)sēz\play or cervixes

  1. 1:  neck 1a; especially :  the back part of the neck

  2. 2:  a constricted portion of an organ or part: asa:  the narrow lower or outer end of the uterusb:  the constricted cementoenamel junction on a tooth



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