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Medical Dictionary


noun \ˈnek\

Medical Definition of NECK

a :  the usually narrowed part of an animal that connects the head with the body; specifically :  the cervical region of a vertebrate b :  the part of a tapeworm immediately behind the scolex from which new proglottids are produced
:  a relatively narrow part suggestive of a neck: as a :  a narrow part of a bone <the neck of the femur> b :  cervix 2 c :  the part of a tooth between the crown and the root

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