cervix cervix  /ˈsɜr vɪks/


  1. (n) the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body
  2. (n) necklike opening to the uterus



  1. Vacuum aspiration, as usually done, requires dilation of the cervix under local anesthesia.
  2. And these patients undergo hysterectomy in its most radical form, which involves removal of the uterus, cervix, the upper part of the vagina and the lymph nodes.
  3. She had started bleeding from a tear in her cervix, the blood forming a pool on the floor below.


  1. Beilue: Twilight dispels cancer's darkness

    Michelle Peeples of Dalhart will always remember the date - "August 3, a day I can never forget," she said - when she got the heart-pounding diagnosis of small cell carcinoma of the cervix. It's not cervical cancer, which would, in fact, be better.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News

  2. Common solvent linked to liver cancer risk

    By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Scandinavian workers exposed to a common industrial cleaning fluid showed higher risk for developing cancers of the liver, kidneys and cervix in a large new study. Trichloroethylene, or TCE, is a chemical solvent that has already been shown to cause cancer in animals when inhaled or absorbed through the skin in large amounts. ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

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  1. "Physicians reach into the cervix with forceps and crush the fetus' skull," Kennedy wrote in his painstakingly detailed opinion. "Others continue to pull the fetus out of the woman until it disarticulates at the neck, in effect decapitating...
    on May 27, 2007 By: Anthony Kennedy Source: Fresno Bee (registration)

  2. "The breast is the second most common site in women after the cervix uteri. In metros like Delhi and Mumbai, breast cancer is the most common kind of disease in women," Shaw said.
    on Jul 18, 2008 By: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Source: Thaindian.com (blog)

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