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Meaning of CERVIX

Pronunciation:  'surviks

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  necklike opening to the uterus
  2. [n]  the part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"

CERVIX is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cervix uteri, neck, uterine cervix
 See Also: areteria cervicalis, arteria carotis, body, bull neck, carotid artery, cervical artery, cervical vertebra, dewlap, external body part, incompetent cervix, jugular, jugular vein, musculus sternocleidomastoideus, nape, neck bone, nucha, opening, organic structure, orifice, pharynx, physical structure, porta, scruff, sternocleido mastoideus, sternocleidomastoid, sternocleidomastoid muscle, throat, thymus, thymus gland, trachea, uterus, vena jugularis, windpipe, womb



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cer"vix\, n.; pl. E. {Cervixes}, L. {Cervices}. [L.]
The neck; also, the necklike portion of any part, as of the
womb. See Illust. of {Bird}.

Medical Dictionary
 Definition: Mouth of the uterus (womb). In the first stage of labor the cervix thins and opens to allow the baby to move into the vagina (birth canal).
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The lower portion of the uterus that opens into the vagina.
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