Definition of “cervix” - English Dictionary

“cervix” in English

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cervixnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈsɜː.vɪks/ us /ˈsɝː.vɪks/ plural cervices uk /-vɪs.iːz/ us

Examples from literature

  • If there seems to be a persistent disposition of the circular fibers of the cervix to contract, and thus close the canal, a surgical operation will be necessary to insure permanent relief. 
  • In many cases, the contracted and narrowed condition of the canal of the cervix seems to be a congenital deformity, for we can trace it to no perceptible cause. 
  • Perforation of the vaginal walls, bladder, cervix, or uterus, may follow their use. 

(Definition of “cervix” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“cervix” in American English

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cervixnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsɜr·vɪks/ medical

the narrow, lower part of a woman’s uterus

adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˈsɜr·vɪ·kəl/


cervical cancer

(Definition of “cervix” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)