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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
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An incompetent cervix will need to be monitored, possibly as an in-patient.
the fetal tissue generally comes apart as the physician removes it through the cervix.
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Other than the speculum, no instrument is brought into the vagina or the cervix amid this method.
In her first visit, in speculum examination, cervix and vagina were healthy.
Arizona Oncology adopted the DYSIS colposcope technology to not only assist physicians in identifying pre-cancerous or cancerous cells on the cervix, but to also help women understand their colposcopy exam through high-resolution imagery and easy-to-read color-coded maps of the cervix provided by DYSIS technology.
On speculum examination, cervix was found to be replaced by the growth.
7] In analyzing these various reasons why carcinoma of the cervix is seen so infrequently with procidentia, the cornified cervical epithelium becoming resistant to the development of carcinoma and less vaginal secretion, absence of infection, and free drainage appear to be the commonest reasons given for the protection against carcinoma.
Focusing on the most common biopsies, this volume outlines the normal histology, non-neoplastic conditions, and neoplasia of the cervix and uterine body.
After proper restraining, gynaeco-clinical examination was conducted revealing closed cervix and live fetus, which was confirmed by various reflexes per-rectally.