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cervix

[ sur-viks ]
/ ˈsɜr vɪks /
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noun, plural cer·vix·es, cer·vi·ces [ser-vahy-seez, sur-vuh-seez]. /sərˈvaɪ siz, ˈsɜr vəˌsiz/. Anatomy.
the neck, especially the back part.
any necklike part, especially the constricted lower end of the uterus.

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Origin of cervix

1375–1425; late Middle English <Latin cervīx neck, nape, uterine cervix

OTHER WORDS FROM cervix

cer·vi·cal [sur-vi-kuhl], /ˈsɜr vɪ kəl/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for cervix

cervix
/ (ˈsɜːvɪks) /

noun plural cervixes or cervices (səˈvaɪsiːz)
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 for cervix

C18: from Latin
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Medical definitions for cervix

cervix
[ sûrvĭks ]

n. pl. cer•vix•es
The neck.
collum
A neck-shaped anatomical structure, such as the narrow outer end of the uterus.
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Scientific definitions for cervix

cervix
[ sûrvĭks ]

A neck-shaped anatomical structure, especially the narrowed, lower end of the uterus that extends into the vagina.
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Cultural definitions for cervix

cervix
[ (sur-viks) ]

The narrow outer end of the uterus. A portion of the cervix extends into the vagina. (See reproductive systems.)

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