- of or relating to the cervix or neck.
Origin of cervical
Examples from the Web for cervical
Much of this increase is due to human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that is also strongly linked to cervical cancer.Smokeless Tobacco: A Forgotten Teen Risk
June 20, 2014
While being choked during her attack, Sclove explained, her cervical spine sustained injury, which took several weeks to develop.Is Sex Assault a Crime in the Ivy League?
May 10, 2014
Cervical cancer has a very high survival, because most women now get regularly checked for it, so it's caught early.Why You Should Vaccinate Your Sons for HPV
June 3, 2013
The rates of cervical cancer among all Jewish women have been consistent across time.
Low rates of cervical cancer are about genetics—they have nothing to do with menstruation.
In the following chapter the swelling of cervical glands is taken up.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
He divides the vertebral columns into cervical, dorsal, and lumbar portions.Fathers of Biology
The cervical vertebrae are anchylosed; and one of the ribs is abnormal.The Archaeology of the Yakima Valley
Harlan Ingersoll Smith
Of course, the head is to be cut off at the first cervical vertebra.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting
William T. Hornaday
Sixth cervical: Spine about as long as on the fifth cervical.The Beaked Whales of the Family Ziphidae
- of or relating to the neck or cervix
Word Origin and History for cervical
1680s, "of the neck," from French cervical, from Latin cervix (see cervix). Meaning "of the neck of the womb" attested by 1860. Related: Cervically.
- Relating to a neck or a cervix.
- Relating to or involving the cervix of the uterus.
- Relating to or located in or near the neck.