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[sur-vi-kuh l]
adjective Anatomy.
  1. of or relating to the cervix or neck.
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Origin of cervical

1675–85; < Latin cervīc- (stem of cervīx) neck + -al1
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  1. of or relating to the neck or cervix
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Word Origin for cervical

C17: from New Latin cervīcālis, from Latin cervīx neck
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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.

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cervical in Medicine


  1. Relating to a neck or a cervix.
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cervical in Science


  1. Relating to or involving the cervix of the uterus.
  2. Relating to or located in or near the neck.
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