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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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.