Definitions

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

  • n. The neck.
  • n. A neck-shaped anatomical structure, such as the narrow outer end of the uterus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The neck
  • n. The necklike portion of any part, as of the womb.
  • n. The lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The neck; also, the necklike portion of any part, as of the womb. See Illust. of bird.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology and anatomy:
  • n. The neck; the constricted part of the body between the head and the chest.
  • n. The back of the neck; the scruff of the neck, regarded either as to its surface or its deep parts.
  • n. That part of a rib which is situated between its head and shoulder; the neck of a rib, between the capitellum and the tuberculum.
  • n. In entomology, the upper part of the occiput or back of the head, over the occipital foramen, and adjoining the vertex.
  • n. Part of an organ likened to a neck: as, the cervix of the womb or bladder.
  • n. In botany, a rhizome or rootstock.

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

  • n. necklike opening to the uterus
  • n. the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body

Etymologies

Latin cervīx, neck; see ker-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cervīx ("neck"), see below. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • He found novel HPV-DNA in cervix cancer biopsies, and thus discovered the new, tumourigenic HPV16 type in 1983.

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  • A day or more before the surgery, a woman's cervix is dilated.

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  • And a lot of women I've been with had really sensitive cervixes, so deep penetration, something banging away at the cervix, is gonna be a little painful.

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  • Stretch n 'Sweep - basically you get fisted by your caregiver which tricks your body into thinking your cervix is dilating.

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  • The part of the womb known as the cervix is the most frequently affected.

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  • Factors that might cause future results to differ include, but are not limited to, the following: the successful marketing of CRINONE® 8% (progesterone gel) and STRIANT® (testosterone buccal system) in the U.S.; the successful marketing of CRINONE® 8% by Merck Serono; the timely and successful development of PROCHIEVE® 8% to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women with a short cervix in mid-pregnancy; the timely and successful completion of the ongoing Phase III PREGNANT (PROCHIEVE® Extending GestatioN A New Therapy) Study of PROCHIEVE® 8% in short cervix patients; success in obtaining acceptance and approval of the short cervix indication for PROCHIEVE 8% by the U.S.

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  • Factors that might cause future results to differ include, but are not limited to, the following: the successful marketing of CRINONE® 8% (progesterone gel) and STRIANT® (testosterone buccal system) in the U.S.; the successful marketing of CRINONE® 8% by Merck Serono; the timely and successful development of PROCHIEVE® 8% to reduce the risk of preterm birth in women with a short cervix in mid-pregnancy; the timely and successful completion of the ongoing Phase III PREGNANT (PROCHIEVE® Extending GestatioN A New Therapy) Study of PROCHIEVE® 8% in short cervix patients; success in obtaining acceptance and approval of new products and new indications for current products by the FDA and international regulatory agencies; our ability to obtain financing in order to fund our operations and repay our debt as it comes due; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the strength of the U.S. dollar relative to international currencies, particularly the Euro; competitive economic and regulatory factors in the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry; general economic conditions; and other risks and uncertainties that may be detailed, from time-to-time, in Columbia's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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  • That’s amazing that a vaccine for one particular form of illness that involves a womans cervix, is interpreted as a license to have more sex, Ok whatever, I won’t explain the difference, cuz I am all for any reason to have more sex.

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  • The cervix is the narrow, cylinder-shaped base of the uterus, and is usually 3-5 centimeters long.

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  • And that the heterosexual male's fixation on deep penetration is linked to that -- because they couldn't experience the intense sensation of that little patch of velvety skin slipping back and forth over the equivalent of our clit with any kind of motion at all, they had to find another way to get sensation, and banging against a cervix was a substitute.

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