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Definition of "cervix" [cer•vix]

  • The neck. (noun)
  • A neck-shaped anatomical structure, such as the narrow outer end of the uterus. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cervix" in a sentence
  • "He found novel HPV-DNA in cervix cancer biopsies, and thus discovered the new, tumourigenic HPV16 type in 1983."
  • "A day or more before the surgery, a woman's cervix is dilated."
  • "And a lot of women I've been with had really sensitive cervixes, so deep penetration, something banging away at the cervix, is gonna be a little painful."