from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to a neck or a cervix.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of the neck
  • adj. of the cervix
  • n. A cervical vertebra

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the neck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the neck: as, the cervical nerves; cervical vessels; cervical vertebræ.
  • In medicine, pertaining to the cervix or neck of the uterus: as, cervical endometritis.
  • In ornithology, of or pertaining to the cervix, scruff, or back of the neck, or to the auchenium, just behind the nape of the neck: as, a cervical collar.
  • n. A cervical part or organ; especially, a cervical vertebra.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the cervix of the uterus
  • adj. relating to or associated with the neck


From Latin cervīx, cervīc-, neck; see cervix.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cervix, "the neck, nape of the neck". (Wiktionary)


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