Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In anatomy and zoology, the neck, in the most general sense; the whole neck.
  • noun The necklike prolongation of some flask-shaped infusorians, or of the choanocytes of sponges, which ends in the flagellum and is surrounded by the collar.
  • noun In entomology, the upper part or collar of the prothorax of a beetle, usually called the pronotum.
  • noun In botany: Same as collar, 2 .
  • noun In mosses, the neck or tapering base of the capsule.

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

  • noun (Anat.) A neck or cervix.
  • noun (Bot.) Same as Collar.

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

  • noun anatomy A neck or cervix.
  • noun botany A collar.

Etymologies

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Latin, neck.

Examples

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  • headless neck no matter what you column

    January 9, 2009

  • a contraction of accolade

    January 9, 2009