noun (plural cervices /-vəˌsēz/)
1The narrow necklike passage forming the lower end of the uterus.
- The cervix forms the lower third, connected by a narrow isthmus to the main muscular body of the uterus.
- Both of these techniques can be used throughout pregnancy to allow a closer look at the cervix and lower uterus.
- The IUD is inserted through the cervix and into the womb, while the vagina is held open as in a cervical smear test.
Mid 18th century: Latin.
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