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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 ?
Twenty nine percent and 28% of the neoplasms were from cervix and vagina respectively followed by vulva (17%), and then ovary and uterus (12% each).
The Dhs40,000 procedure involves placing a stitch in the upper part of the cervix to keep it closed and is performed after 12 weeks, although the woman can only give birth via c-section.
For those women who test negative for HPV, even if their smear test shows mild or borderline abnormalities in the cervix, their risk of developing cervical cancer is low.
The intervening midline vertical septum between the uterus, cervix, and upper vagina is resorbed segmentally beginning in the lower uterine segment and progressing in both directions, (1) as the current case illustrates (Figure 1 and 2).
reported that 50.5% of females have never heard about Pap smear and 37.5% of participants thought that they had no need to get smear test.36 A survey in tertiary care hospital of Karachi was conducted to determine the information and recognition about different features of cervix carcinoma.
Per vaginal examination showed a mass protruding from cervix. Routine laboratory investigations were Hb 9.5gms%, TLC 7,100/cu mm and blood sugar 100mg/dl.
In any case, it is essential to understand that colposcopy is an effortless examination that is performed after the inclusion of a speculum, which enables access to the cervix. The magnifying lens is arranged outside the vagina (approx.
During the procedure, a vaginal speculum is inserted into to the vagina to have a better view of the cervix. A cervical brush is then inserted to swab the tip of the cervix.
Oesophageal cancer is the top killer in Kenya ahead of cervix, breast, stomach and prostate cancers with 4,354 deaths every year."Potential risk factor associated with oesophageal cancer in a study conducted in Tenwek shows that hot beverage and use of mursik were independently associated with oesophageal cancer," said Mr Alfred Karagu, the acting chief executive at the National Cancer Institute.
DYSIS uses digital imaging to show colposcopists in real time on a screen where pre-cancerous changes in the cells are on a woman's cervix. It helps to map and measure what level the changes are so the colposcopist can either take a biopsy more accurately, or use the additional information provided by the DYSIS map, to decide the best level of treatment at the first visit.
In a previous phase 2a study, subcutaneous administration of Dilafor's drug candidate tafoxiparin has shown a significant positive effect with a shortened time to delivery and an enhanced ripening of the cervix in patients induced into labour.
But by 10cm, the cervix dilation stage midwives and obstetricians watch for to mark the time labour is ready to begin - and apparently also the circumference of a chocolate Cadbury Easter Egg - it is time.