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
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)