Cervix


Cervix
The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb). The uterus, a hollow, pear-shaped organ, is located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum. The cervix forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body. The word "cervix" comes straight from Latin for "neck".
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1. SYN: neck. 2. Any necklike structure. 3. SYN: c. of uterus. [L. neck]
- c. of the axon the constricted portion of the axon just before the myelin sheath begins.
- c. columnae posterioris a slight constriction of the posterior gray column of the spinal cord, seen on cross-section just behind the gray commissure.
- c. dentis [TA] SYN: neck of tooth.
- strawberry c. macular erythema of the uterine c., characteristic of vaginitis due to Trichomonas vaginalis.
- c. of tooth neck of tooth.
- c. uteri [TA] SYN: c. of uterus.
- c. of uterus [TA] the lower part of the uterus extending from the isthmus of the uterus into the vagina. It is divided into supravaginal and vaginal parts by its passage through the vaginal wall. SYN: c. uteri [TA], c. (3) [TA], neck of uterus, neck of womb.
- c. vesicae urinariae [TA] SYN: neck of (urinary) bladder.

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cer·vix 'sər-viks n, pl cer·vi·ces -və-.sēz, .sər-'vī-(.)sēz or cervixes
1) NECK (1a) esp the back part of the neck
2) a constricted portion of an organ or part: as
a) the narrow lower or outer end of the uterus
b) the constricted cementoenamel junction on a tooth

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n.
a necklike part, especially the cervix uteri (neck of the uterus), which projects into the vagina. The cervical canal passes through it, linking the cavity of the uterus with the vagina; the canal normally contains mucus, the viscosity of which changes throughout the menstrual cycle. The cervix is capable of wide dilation during childbirth.

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cer·vix (surґviks) pl. cerґvices [L.] 1. TA alternative for collum. 2. a constricted portion of a body part or organ. 3. cervix uteri.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • CERVIX — apud Papinium Statium, Theb. l. 2. v. 326. Cervixque recepteo Sanguine magna redit elatus est fortisque animus, qui non aliâ re frequentius Poetis aliisque Auctoribus, velut per paroemiam describitur, quam erectâ, magnâ, sublimi cervice. Claudian …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • cervix — 1741, from L. cervix, lit. the neck, nape of the neck. Applied to various neck like structures of the body, especially that of the uterus. Cervical is attested from 1680s, from Fr. cervical, from L. cervix …   Etymology dictionary

  • Cervix — Cer vix, n.; pl. E. {Cervixes}, L. {Cervices}. [L.] (Anat.) The neck; also, the necklike portion of any part, as of the womb. See Illust. of {Bird}. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cervix — (lat.), 1) Hals, Nacken; 2) in abgeleiteten Bedeutungen: C. femŏris, Schenkelbeinhals; U. obstĭpa, Schiefer Hals; C. utĕri Gebärmutterhals; C. vesīcae urinariae, Harnblasenhals u. m …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cervix — (lat.), der Nacken; C. uteri, Hals der Gebärmutter …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Cervix — (lat.), Nacken, Hals; C. utĕri, Gebärmutterhals …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • cervix — el cuello o parte de algún órgano en forma de cuello, en particular el cuello del útero Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010 …   Diccionario médico

  • cervix — ► NOUN (pl. cervices) 1) the narrow neck like passage forming the lower end of the womb. 2) technical the neck. ORIGIN Latin …   English terms dictionary

  • cervix — [sʉr′viks΄] n. pl. cervices [sər vī′sēz΄, sʉr′vəsēz] or cervixes [L, the neck] 1. the neck, esp. the back of the neck 2. a necklike part, esp. of the uterus …   English World dictionary


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