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neck

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noun \ˈnek\

Medical Definition of neck

  1. 1a:  the usually narrowed part of an animal that connects the head with the body; specifically :  the cervical region of a vertebrateb:  the part of a tapeworm immediately behind the scolex from which new proglottids are produced

  2. 2:  a relatively narrow part suggestive of a neck: asa:  a narrow part of a bone <the neck of the femur>b:  cervix 2c:  the part of a tooth between the crown and the root



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