squamocolumnar junction


squa·​mo·​co·​lum·​nar junction ˌskwā-mō-kə-ˌləm-nər- How to pronounce squamocolumnar junction (audio)
: the region in the uterine cervix in which the squamous lining of the vagina is replaced by the columnar epithelium typical of the body of the uterus and which is a common site of neoplastic change

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“Squamocolumnar junction.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/squamocolumnar%20junction. Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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