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cer·vix

 (sûr′vĭks)
n. pl. cer·vix·es or cer·vi·ces (sûr′vĭ-sēz′, sər-vī′sēz)
1. A neck-shaped anatomical structure, such as the narrow outer end of the uterus.
2. The neck.

[Latin cervīx, neck; see ker- in Indo-European roots.]

cervix

(ˈsɜːvɪks)
n, pl cervixes or cervices (səˈvaɪsiːz)
1. (Anatomy) the technical name for neck
2. (Anatomy) any necklike part of an organ, esp the lower part of the uterus that extends into the vagina
[C18: from Latin]

cer•vix

(ˈsɜr vɪks)

n., pl. cer•vix•es, cer•vi•ces (ˈsɜr vəˌsiz, sərˈvaɪ siz)
1. the neck, esp. the back part.
2. any necklike part, esp. the constricted lower end of the uterus.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin cervīx, s. cervīc- neck, nape, uterine cervix]

cer·vix

(sûr′vĭks)
The narrowed, lower end of the uterus, extending into the vagina.

cervix

A neck, especially the neck of the uterus where it opens into the vagina.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cervix - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the bodycervix - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
external body part - any body part visible externally
dewlap - a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck
thymus gland, thymus - a ductless glandular organ at the base of the neck that produces lymphocytes and aids in producing immunity; atrophies with age
arteria carotis, carotid artery - either of two major arteries of the neck and head; branches from the aorta
areteria cervicalis, cervical artery - an artery that supplies the muscles of the neck
jugular, jugular vein, vena jugularis - veins in the neck that return blood from the head
trachea, windpipe - membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
bull neck - a thick short powerful neck
nape, nucha, scruff - the back side of the neck
pharynx, throat - the passage to the stomach and lungs; in the front part of the neck below the chin and above the collarbone
cervical vertebra, neck bone - one of 7 vertebrae in the human spine located in the neck region
musculus sternocleidomastoideus, sternocleido mastoideus, sternocleidomastoid, sternocleidomastoid muscle - one of two thick muscles running from the sternum and clavicle to the mastoid and occipital bone; turns head obliquely to the opposite side; when acting together they flex the neck and extend the head
2.cervix - necklike opening to the uteruscervix - necklike opening to the uterus  
orifice, porta, opening - an aperture or hole that opens into a bodily cavity; "the orifice into the aorta from the lower left chamber of the heart"
incompetent cervix - (obstetrics) uterine cervix that becomes dilated before term and without labor often resulting in miscarriage or premature birth
uterus, womb - a hollow muscular organ in the pelvic cavity of females; contains the developing fetus
Translations
čípek
col de l’utéruscol de l'utérus
baarmoederhalscervixnek

cervix

[ˈsɜːvɪks] N (cervixes or cervices (pl)) [səˈvaɪsiːz]cuello m del útero

cervix

[ˈsɜːrvɪks] ncol m de l'utérus

cervix

n (of uterus)Gebärmutterhals m

cervix

[ˈsɜːvɪks] n (cervices (pl)) [səˈvaɪsiːz] (Anat) → collo dell'utero, cervice f uterina

cer·vix

n. cuello uterino.
1. parte inferior del útero en forma de cuello;
dilation of the ___dilatación del ___;
2. parte de un órgano semejante a un cuello.

cervix

n (pl -vices o -vixes) cérvix m&f, cuello uterino
References in periodicals archive ?
An incompetent cervix will need to be monitored, possibly as an inpatient.
However, the use of cervical measurement did not achieve widespread use until more than a decade later, when researchers began to identify interventions that could prolong pregnancy if a short cervix was diagnosed in the second trimester.
The abnormal cells are found only in the first layer of cells of the lining of the cervix and do not invade the deeper tissues of the cervix.
It refers to your cervix - the entrance to your womb at the top of the vagina.
Having the test involves a simple examination where a plastic instrument, called a speculum, is put into the vagina to hold the walls apart so the doctor can see the cervix and take a sample of cells.
The median diagnosis-to-delivery interval was almost 9 weeks in patients diagnosed with a short cervix at 20-24 weeks, but only 3 weeks in patients diagnosed before 20 weeks.
Furthermore, removing the uterus along with the cervix is helpful in the prevention of future cervical cancer.
Scientists believe the new test could provide early detection of precancerous changes in the cervix, reducing the risk of cervical cancer and potentially saving lives.
This means that there may be an infection on the cervix or pre-cancerous changes.
These are asymptomatic women in a study [who were] found to have a short cervix.
There are three models to fit the needs of all women C the regular (for women who have an average/typical cervix), the low cervix model (for women with a normal yet low cervix), and one designed specifically for teens.
The physician first swabs the cervix with ordinary household vinegar (5 percent acetic acid), which turns abnormal areas white.