cervices

cervices

[ser-vahy-seez, sur-vuh-seez]
noun
a plural of cervix.
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cervix

[sur-viks]
noun, plural cervixes, cervices [ser-vahy-seez, sur-vuh-seez] . Anatomy.
1.
the neck, especially the back part.
2.
any necklike part, especially the constricted lower end of the uterus.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English < Latin cervīx neck, nape, uterine cervix

cervical [sur-vi-kuhl] , adjective
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cervix (ˈsɜːvɪks)
 
n , pl cervixes, cervices
1.  the technical name for neck
2.  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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cervix
1741, from L., lit. "the neck." Applied to various neck-like structures of the body, especially that of the uterus.
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cervix cer·vix (sûr'vĭks)
n. pl. cer·vix·es or cer·vi·ces (sûr'vĭ-sēz', sər-vī'sēz)

  1. The neck.

  2. See collum.

  3. A neck-shaped anatomical structure, such as the narrow outer end of the uterus.

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cervix   (sûr'vĭks)  Pronunciation Key 
A neck-shaped anatomical structure, especially the narrowed, lower end of the uterus that extends into the vagina.
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cervix [(sur-viks)]

The narrow outer end of the uterus. A portion of the cervix extends into the vagina. (See reproductive systems.)

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