cervix

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cervix

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

cervix

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(anatomy)
A constricted or necklike portion of a structure.
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Women with the shortest cervixes (13 millimeters long or less) at 24 weeks of pregnancy had 14 times the risk of a premature birth compared to women with the longest cervixes (40 millimeters long or greater), according to the study, published recently in the New England Journal of Medicine.
For instance, women with shortened cervixes may need more prenatal-care visits, or more frequent testing for vaginal infections that could further contribute to premature delivery, Hayashi said.
5 cm or even 3 cm) as there is no evidence to suggest a benefit for women with longer cervixes.