cervical

adjective
cer·​vi·​cal | \ ˈsər-vi-kəl How to pronounce cervical (audio) \

Definition of cervical

: of or relating to a neck or cervix

Examples of cervical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lisa MacKenzie agrees that the stigma around HPV and cervical cancer has been a barrier to effective education. AZCentral.com, 5 May 2022 Zlata, who has HIV and cervical cancer, was arrested at a protest and imprisoned for 15 days. Time, 27 Apr. 2022 Lacks, who lived in Turner Station, was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for cervical cancer and died of the disease in 1951. Washington Post, 24 Mar. 2022 As ankylosing spondylitis progresses, more bones can be fused together, including those in the cervical spine. Colleen Stinchcombe, Health.com, 21 Jan. 2022 Lacks, who lived in Turner Station, was treated at Johns Hopkins Hospital for cervical cancer and died from the disease in 1951. Mckenna Oxenden, baltimoresun.com, 15 Mar. 2022 Other preclinical studies have also demonstrated the anticarcinogenic effects of grape seed extract on tumors, cervical cancer and colon cancer. Sudiksha Kochi, USA TODAY, 16 Feb. 2022 And there will be more of a push to eliminate cervical cancer, which is largely preventable through HPV vaccination. Jocelyn Solis-moreira, Health.com, 14 Feb. 2022 The cause was cervical cancer, her wife, Kellen Mori, said. Annabelle Williams, New York Times, 10 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of cervical

1668, in the meaning defined above

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10 May 2022

Cite this Entry

“Cervical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cervical. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for cervical

cervical

adjective
cer·​vi·​cal | \ ˈsər-vi-kəl, British usually sər-ˈvī-kəl \

Medical Definition of cervical

: of or relating to a neck or cervix cervical cancer

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