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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.]
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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]
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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]
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cer·vix

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

A neck, especially the neck of the uterus where it opens into the vagina.
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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
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Translations
čípek
col de l’utéruscol de l'utérus
baarmoederhalscervixnek

cervix

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

[ˈsɜːrvɪks] ncol m de l'utérus
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cervix

n (of uterus)Gebärmutterhals m
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cervix

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

n (pl -vices o -vixes) cérvix m&f, cuello uterino
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References in periodicals archive ?
In those patients, the anterior upper third of the vagina and ectocervix are the most likely sites of disease.
Papanicolaou smears were collected from the ectocervix and endocervix using an Ayres spatula and cytobrush, respectively.
Biopsies of the ectocervix and ideally the endocervix should be obtained because the accuracy of histology is greater than that of cytology.
In the laminaria group, using a vaginal speculum, the cervix was cleansed with a vaginal antiseptic solution, a local anesthetic was topically applied to the ectocervix, then a tenaculum was placed, and a single 3-mm laminaria (MedGyni Lombard, IL, USA) was inserted into the cervical canal under and abdominal US guidance.
Biologically, the adolescents are particularly at risk of STD because the columnar epithelium, which is susceptible to Chlamydia and gonococcal organisms, extends from the endocervical canal to the ectocervix making it fully exposed to pathogens.
The tumor had invaded the serosa of the uterus and ectocervix. Sectioning revealed a yellow cut surface with focal areas of hemorrhage.
E2 also modulates the permeability of the lower female reproductive tract (vagina and ectocervix).
Physical examination consists of abdominal palpation, vaginal examination with vulva abnormality assessment, colposcopy (assessment of vaginal mucosa and ectocervix), vaginal pH assessment, amine test (with 10% KOH solution), and sampling for macroscopic examinations.
Furthermore, it has been shown that the transformation zone remains on the ectocervix for longer in multiparous women and thereby facilitates direct exposure to HPV and potential cofactors.
Smears were taken by trained technician from both ectocervix and endocervix for conventional Pap smear.
Then an 18-gauge Angiocath (Bicakcilar Istanbul Turkey) was slowly advanced through the cervical canal and its hub was engaged so as to obstruct ectocervix's opening.