cervix

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noun cer·vix \ ˈsər-viks \

Definition of cervix

plural cervices play \ˈsər-və-ˌsēz, (ˌ)sər-ˈvī-(ˌ)sēz\ or cervixes
1 :neck; especially :the back part of the neck
2 :a constricted portion of an organ or part; especially :the narrow outer end of the uterus

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Origin and Etymology of cervix

Latin cervic-, cervix


CERVIX Defined for English Language Learners

cervix

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Definition of cervix for English Language Learners

  • medical : the narrow end at the opening of a woman's uterus


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cervix

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noun cer·vix \ ˈsər-viks \

medical Definition of cervix

plural cervices play \-və-ˌsēz, ˌsər-ˈvī-(ˌ)sēz\ or cervixes
1 :neck 1a; especially :the back part of the neck
2 :a constricted portion of an organ or part: as
a :the narrow lower or outer end of the uterus
b :the constricted cementoenamel junction on a tooth

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