Cervix

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English

Etymology

From Latin cervīx (neck), see below.

Pronunciation

Noun

Cervix (plural Cervixes or cervices)
  1. (anatomy) The neck
  2. The necklike portion of any part, as of the womb.
  3. The lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.

Derived terms

Thesaurus

abbreviation, advocate, alpenstock, ankle, arm, articulation, astriction, astringency, athletic supporter, back, backbone, backing, bag, ballocks, balls, bandeau, basket, beard, bearer, bottleneck, boundary, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, brassiere, breasts, butt, buttress, cane, carrier, circumscription, clinch, clitoris, closure, coarctation, cod, cods, compactedness, compaction, compression, compressure, concentration, condensation, connecting link, connecting rod, connection, consolidation, constriction, constringency, contraction, contracture, corset, coupling, crook, crutch, cullions, curtailment, decrease, diminuendo, dovetail, elbow, embrace, family jewels, female organs, foundation garment, fulcrum, genitalia, genitals, girdle, gliding joint, gonads, guy, guywire, hinge, hinged joint, hip, hourglass, hourglass figure, interface, isthmus, jock, jockstrap, join, joining, joint, juncture, knee, knitting, knuckle, labia, labia majora, labia minora, lingam, link, lips, mainstay, maintainer, male organs, mast, meat, miter, mortise, narrow place, narrowing, neck, nuts, nymphae, ovary, penis, phallus, pivot, pivot joint, private parts, privates, privy parts, prop, pubic hair, puckering, pudenda, pursing, rabbet, reduction, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, reproductive organs, rest, resting place, rigging, rocks, scarf, scrotum, seam, secondary sex characteristic, sex organs, shortening, shoulder, shroud, solidification, spermary, spine, sprit, staff, standing rigging, stave, stay, stick, stiffener, stitch, stranglement, strangulation, strengthener, striction, stricture, support, supporter, sustainer, suture, symphysis, systole, testes, testicles, tie rod, toggle, toggle joint, union, upholder, uterus, vagina, vulva, walking stick, wasp waist, weld, womb, wrinkling, wrist, yoni

Translations


Dutch

Etymology

From Latin cervīx, see below.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈsɛr.vɪks/

Noun

Cervix m. (plural cervices or cervixen, diminutive cervixje)

  1. (anatomy) the neck
  2. (anatomy) The cervix between the uterus and the vagina.

Synonyms


Latin

Etymology

Probably akin to cerebrum (head) and cingō (bind, join).

Pronunciation

Noun

cervīx (genitive cervīcis); f, third declension

  1. The neck of a person or animal.
  2. (by extension) The neck of an objects (e.g. bottle).
  3. (figuratively) Boldness, headstrong behavior.

Inflection

Number Singular Plural
nominative cervīx cervīcēs
genitive cervīcis cervīcum
dative cervīcī cervīcibus
accusative cervīcem cervīcēs
ablative cervīce cervīcibus
vocative cervīx cervīcēs

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Descendants

References

  • Cervix in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879
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