Cervixes
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] ||

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  • cervixes — cer·vix || sɜːvɪks n. neck; neck like part of the uterus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Cervices — 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 — 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 — noun (plural cervices or cervixes) Etymology: Latin cervic , cervix Date: 15th century 1. neck; especially the back part of the neck 2. a constricted portion of an organ or part; especially the narrow outer end of the uterus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Cervical cap — This article is about the contraceptive device. For devices used to help achieve pregnancy, see conception device. Cervical cap Oves brand cervical cap (discontinued) Background Birth control type …   Wikipedia

  • cervix — cervical /serr vi keuhl/, adj. /serr viks/, n., pl. cervixes, cervices /seuhr vuy seez, serr veuh seez /. Anat. 1. the neck, esp. the back part. 2. any necklike part, esp. the constricted lower end of the uterus. [1375 1425; late ME < L cervix… …   Universalium

  • 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 …   Medical dictionary

  • cervix — [[t]sɜ͟ː(r)vɪks[/t]] cervixes, cervices (plural) [pr][[t]sə(r)va͟ɪsiːz[/t]][/pr] N COUNT The cervix is the entrance to the womb. [MEDICAL] …   English dictionary

  • cervix — UK [ˈsɜː(r)vɪks] / US [ˈsɜrvɪks] noun [countable] Word forms cervix : singular cervix plural cervixes medical the entrance to the womb (= the part of a woman s body where a baby can grow) …   English dictionary

  • cervix — /ˈsɜvɪks / (say serviks) noun (plural cervixes or cervices /səˈvaɪsiz / (say suh vuyseez)) Anatomy 1. the neck. 2. the neck of the uterus, which dilates just before parturition. 3. any neck like part. {Latin} …   Australian English dictionary

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