[ sur-vi-kuh l ]
/ ˈsɜr vɪ kəl /

adjective Anatomy.

of or relating to the cervix or neck.

Origin of cervical

1675–85; < Latin cervīc- (stem of cervīx) neck + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for cervical


/ (ˈsɜːvɪkəl, səˈvaɪ-) /


of or relating to the neck or cervix

Word Origin for cervical

C17: from New Latin cervīcālis, from Latin cervīx neck
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Medicine definitions for cervical


[ sûrvĭ-kəl ]


Relating to a neck or a cervix.
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Science definitions for cervical


[ sûrvĭ-kəl ]

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