Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the uterine cervix.
  • adjective Of or relating to the neck.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun A cervical part or organ; especially, a cervical vertebra.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the neck.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective anatomy of the neck
  • adjective anatomy of the cervix
  • noun A cervical vertebra

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

  • adjective of or relating to the cervix of the uterus
  • adjective relating to or associated with the neck

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin cervix, "the neck, nape of the neck".

Examples

  • It is at the point where it forms this angle that it gives off what I call the cervical fold, which forms the boundary of the top front edge of the scapular shield, but is lost at a point in the shoulder nearly over the centre of the fore limb.

    Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon

  • Additionally, expertise in cervical spinal trauma and other spinal disorders is available.

    Neurosurgery

  • It was initially disappointing not to detect this DNA in cervical cancer biopsies.

    Harald zur Hausen - Autobiography

  • And the role of HPV in cervical cancer has international importance: cervical cancer is the most common cancer in women in large parts of Africa, Latin America and Asia, and the third most frequent cancer in women worldwide.

    Nubia Munoz wins Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

  • The Laureates discuss the differing timelines behind the breakthroughs in cervical cancer and HIV, how their discoveries were applied to creating treatments (10: 37), the difficulties involved in making a vaccine for HIV (19: 30), and why viruses might play a more important role in cancer (29: 30).

    Luc Montagnier - Interview

  • Against the prevailing view during the 1970s, Harald zur Hausen postulated a role for human papilloma virus (HPV) in cervical cancer.

    The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Press Release

  • The Laureates discuss the differing timelines behind the breakthroughs in cervical cancer and HIV, how their discoveries were applied to creating treatments (10: 37), the difficulties involved in making a vaccine for HIV (19: 30), and why viruses might play a more important role in cancer (29: 30).

    Françoise Barré-Sinoussi - Interview

  • There were a number of reports which seemed to confirm that there are increased antibody titres to herpes simplex type 2 in cervical cancer patients.

    Harald zur Hausen - Interview

  • The Laureates discuss the differing timelines behind the breakthroughs in cervical cancer and HIV, how their discoveries were applied to creating treatments (10: 37), the difficulties involved in making a vaccine for HIV (19: 30), and why viruses might play a more important role in cancer (29: 30).

    Harald zur Hausen - Interview

  • Their subsequent identification of two novel HPV subtypes in cervical cancers formed the essential piece of evidence linking HPV infection to the onset of the disease.

    The 2008 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine - Speed Read

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