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

Definition of cervical

: of or relating to a neck or cervix

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Recent Examples on the Web For example, low-income countries tend to have higher rates of cancers related to infection, such as cervical cancer from HPV, than high-income countries. Aj Willingham, CNN, "5 things to know for February 18: White House, coronavirus, Boy Scouts, India, cancer," 18 Feb. 2020 Last year, the World Health Organization published a strategy for how cervical cancer might be vanquished around the globe. Popular Science, "Cervical cancer could soon be a disease of the past," 12 Feb. 2020 Menser’s mother, Stephanie Bashore, said that her 36-year-old daughter has advanced uterine cancer as well as cervical cancer and needs surgery to remove her uterus and the tissue around it. Richard A. Oppel Jr., BostonGlobe.com, "A cancer patient stole groceries worth $109.63. She was sentenced to 10 months.," 1 Feb. 2020 MetroHealth System is holding clinical trials of a new form of immunotherapy for women with recurrent cervical cancer. Julie Washington, cleveland, "Immunotherapy called ‘the future of cancer care,’ but not without risks, costs: Health Matters," 30 Jan. 2020 Of 10,000 women who get cervical cancer, which is caused by vaccine-preventable HPV, more than a third will die within five years. Tiana Lowe, Washington Examiner, "Anti-vaxxers surge past rate allowed by herd immunity: Gallup," 15 Jan. 2020 This funding goes towards things like birth control, STI screening, breast and cervical cancer screening, family planning counseling, and other reproductive health services. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here's What a 'Domestic Gag Rule' on Abortion Would Actually Mean for All of Us," 22 Feb. 2019 However, in 2017 alone, 10 women in their 20s and 30s died every week in the United States from cervical cancer. NBC News, "Cancer death rates are falling. Advances in lung cancer treatment are playing a major role.," 8 Jan. 2020 Godchaux is passionate about finding a cure for cancer and is fighting for his older sister, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer earlier this year and recently finished her chemotherapy treatments. Omar Kelly, sun-sentinel.com, "Dolphins name Davon Godchaux team’s Walter Payton Man of the Year nominee," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of cervical

1681, in the meaning defined above

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23 Feb 2020

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“Cervical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cervical. Accessed 25 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of cervical

: of or relating to a cervix of the uterus
: of or relating to the neck


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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