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neck

1. the part of an organism connecting the head with the rest of the body
2. Anatomy a constricted portion of an organ or part, such as the cervix of the uterus
3. a narrow or elongated projecting strip of land; a peninsula or isthmus
4. a strait or channel
5. the part of a violin, cello, etc., that extends from the body to the tuning pegs and supports the fingerboard
6. a solid block of lava from the opening of an extinct volcano, exposed after erosion of the surrounding rock
7. Botany the upper, usually tubular, part of the archegonium of mosses, ferns, etc.
8. the length of a horse's head and neck taken as an approximate distance by which one horse beats another in a race
9. Architect the narrow band at the top of the shaft of a column between the necking and the capital, esp as used in the Tuscan order
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Neck

In the Classical orders, the space between the bottom of the capital and the top of the shaft, usually marked by a sinkage, or a ring of moldings.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Neck

 

the part of the body between the head and the trunk in man and land vertebrates. The neck is responsible for the mobility of the head, permits orientation in space, and facilitates the grasping of food, defense, and attack.

The framework of the neck consists of cervical vertebrae. The neck muscles are primarily modified portions of the truncal musculature. In amniotes, a compressor of the neck has developed— a derivative of the voluntary visceral musculature. The neck contains the initial sections of the respiratory system (larynx, trachea) and digestive system (pharynx, some salivary glands, part of the esophagus), several blood vessels (for example, the carotid arteries and jugular veins) and lymphatic vessels, the thyroid and parathyroid glands, and nerves. The initial segment of the spinal cord lies in the cerebrospinal canal, enclosed by arches of the cervical vertebrae.

In amphibians, the neck is not outwardly noticeable (there is only one vertebra), and the head can move only up and down and a little to the sides. In amniotes, the cervical portion has several vertebrae, and the development of the atlas and epistropheus (axis) enables the head to bend and rotate. In birds, the number of cervical vertebrae varies from nine to 25, and the combination of their movements makes it possible for some birds to rotate their heads 270° in one direction. In mammals, the cervical portion, regardless of the length of the neck, usually contains seven vertebrae. This is also true of the whale, whose neck is not outwardly separate, and of the giraffe. In the case of secondary limitation of neck mobility, the vertebrae of the cervical segment fuse (in cetaceans, armadillos, jerboas, and some other animals).

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What does it mean when you dream about a neck?

To “protect one’s neck” is to not get caught at doing something in secret or to participate in a situation where one’s actions could be condemned. Often the phrase “don’t stick your neck out” is said as an admonishment. “Necking” describes romantic physical expressions of kissing, hugging, and overt passion arising aroused from the erogenous zones in the neck.

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neck

[nek]
(anatomy)
The usually constricted communicating column between the head and trunk of the vertebrate body.
(engineering)
The part of a furnace where the flame is contracted before reaching the stack.
(geography)
A narrow strip of land, especially one connecting two larger areas.
(geology)
(metallurgy)
In a tensile test, that portion of the metal at which fracture is imminent during the later stages of plastic deformation in a tensile test.
(oceanography)
The narrow band of water forming the part of a rip current where feeder currents converge and flow swiftly through the incoming breakers and out to the head.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

neck

1. In the classical orders, the space between the bottom of the capital and the top of the shaft, which is marked by a sinkage or a ring of moldings.
2. A section of the branch duct that connects an air diffuser with the main supply duct.
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Another patient with difficulty in voiding was diagnosed with bladder neck contracture through cystoscopy; this was resolved after a bladder neck incision was performed under general anesthesia on the 40[sup]th day after PVRP.{Table 3}
Assessment and management of an open bladder neck at posterior urethroplasty.
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One patient was incontinent and underwent bladder neck closure with Mitrofanoff created along with bladder augmentation.
A vaginal sling may be offered for women with stress incontinence, where mesh-like tape is surgically inserted through the vagina to support the bladder neck and urethra.
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