The narrow outer end of the uterus in females. Can be viewed by looking up the vagina with equipment such as a speculum to hold the vagina open.

cervix(adjective, cervical): the neck or neck-like part of an organ; specifically the neck of the lower part of the uterus, or womb, where the vagina and uterus unite. 2. The cervix of the uterus is at its lower end, where the uterus and the vagina meet.

Dictionary of Sexology Project: Main Index

Cer"vix (?), n.; pl. E. Cervixes (#), L. Cervices (#). [L.] Anat.

The neck; also, the necklike portion of any part, as of the womb. See Illust. of Bird.

 

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