- the neck, especially the back part.
- any necklike part, especially the constricted lower end of the uterus.
Origin of cervix
Examples from the Web for cervix
Conrad was at the ob-gyn to check to see if, as the Maryland resident likes to put it, “My cervix is trying to kill me.”Coming Out Kinky to Your Doctor, in Black and Blue
October 25, 2014
She had to remove part of her cervix because her strain of HPV proved to be one of the more serious ones.The Silent Shame of HPV
August 29, 2014
[Y]ou will know you have it right when you crush down on the clamp and see white gelatinous material coming through the cervix.On Abortion, Wendy Davis Doesn’t Know What She’s Talking About
August 8, 2013
HPV led to early cervical cancer and the subsequent removal of nearly half her cervix.Condom Initiative by Anti-AIDS Group Threatens Porn Industry
January 6, 2012
She described how her own pregnancy had gone wrong at 17 weeks, when the fetus moved into her cervix.Congresswomen Electrify Planned Parenthood Abortion Debate
February 18, 2011
Cancer of the cervix also seldom appears—once in about 2000 cases.
The cervix is then more or less dilated and the ovum is palpable.
The patient had been under our care for inflammation of the cervix uteri.A System of Midwifery
On my urgent representations she allowed me to remove the cervix.
If there be any suspicion in this direction he should remove the cervix.
- the technical name for neck
- any necklike part of an organ, esp the lower part of the uterus that extends into the vagina
Word Origin and History for cervix
early 15c., "ligament in the neck," from Latin cervix "the neck, nape of the neck," from PIE *kerw-o-, from root *ker- (see horn (n.)). Applied to various neck-like structures of the body, especially that of the uterus (by 1702), where it is shortened from medical Latin cervix uteri (17c.). Sometimes in medical writing 18c.-19c. cervix of the uterus to distinguish it from the neck sense.
- The neck.
- A neck-shaped anatomical structure, such as the narrow outer end of the uterus.
- A neck-shaped anatomical structure, especially the narrowed, lower end of the uterus that extends into the vagina.