cervical

adjective

cer·​vi·​cal ˈsər-vi-kəl How to pronounce cervical (audio)
: of or relating to a neck or cervix

Examples of cervical in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Talmud references women using sponges soaked in vinegar: this, like the Egyptian version, would have provided a cervical barrier, while also making the vaginal pH less hospitable to sperm. Rachel Feltman, Popular Science, 16 Aug. 2023 The event is in partnership with Every Woman Counts, a state program that aims to eliminate health disparities by providing free breast and cervical cancer screening to medically underserved and low-income populations throughout California. Lauren J. Mapp, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Sep. 2023 After body slamming a student during an arrest, Georgia school police chief placed on leave A menstrual pad that tests for cervical cancer? USA TODAY, 8 Sep. 2023 On top of all that, when the couple aimed for a 2022 opening, Heather was diagnosed with cervical cancer the same year. Alex Darus, cleveland, 1 Sep. 2023 Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer Oct. 4, 1951, at age 31. Dan Belson, Baltimore Sun, 31 Aug. 2023 My mother-in-law has been diagnosed with cervical cancer back in our home country. Annie Lane, Anchorage Daily News, 29 Aug. 2023 She was then referred for a test that would be able to detect any irregularities in her cervical cells. Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 25 Aug. 2023 This has led countless women down painful roads with HPV, experts say, the virus that causes more than 95% of cervical cancers in women, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Nadeen Ebrahim, CNN, 25 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cervical was in 1668

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Cite this Entry

“Cervical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cervical. Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

cervical

adjective
cer·​vi·​cal ˈsər-vi-kəl How to pronounce cervical (audio)
: of or relating to a neck or cervix

Medical Definition

cervical

adjective
cer·​vi·​cal
ˈsər-vi-kəl, British usually sər-ˈvī-kəl
: of or relating to a neck or cervix
cervical cancer

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