From Latin cervīx (“neck”), see below.
NounCervix (plural Cervixes or cervices)
- (anatomy) The neck
- The necklike portion of any part, as of the womb.
- The lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.
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From Latin cervīx, see below.
- IPA: /ˈsɛr.vɪks/
- The neck of a person or animal.
- (by extension) The neck of an objects (e.g. bottle).
- (figuratively) Boldness, headstrong behavior.
- (neck): collum
- Cervix in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879