noun, plural cer·vix·es, cer·vi·ces [ser-vahy-seez, sur-vuh-seez] /sərˈvaɪ siz, ˈsɜr vəˌsiz/. Anatomy.
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|Heather Boerner|October 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She had to remove part of her cervix because her strain of HPV proved to be one of the more serious ones.
HPV led to early cervical cancer and the subsequent removal of nearly half her cervix.Condom Initiative by Anti-AIDS Group Threatens Porn Industry|Lizzie Crocker|January 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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|Michelle Goldberg|February 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
In women infection of the cervix uteri occurs in about 80 per cent.The Ethics of Medical Homicide and Mutilation|Austin O'Malley
The upper part of the back, the cervix, the neck, the shoulders and the upper parts of the breast are thus covered.Valere Aude|Louis Dechmann
The infection generally starts in the cervix, and the disease may last for considerable time before the woman becomes aware of it.Woman|William J. Robinson
In another case under my care I performed total hysterectomy for fibroids in ignorance that the patient had cancer of the cervix.
Efforts should therefore be directed, when possible, to ensure a soft state of the cervix before performing rapid dilatation.
noun plural cervixes or cervices (səˈvaɪsiːz)
Word Origin 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.