a contraceptive device made of rubberlike plastic and fitted over the cervix, where it may be kept for long periods without removal.
cervical cap n.
A small, rubber, cup-shaped contraceptive device that fits over the uterine cervix to prevent the entry of sperm.
- Cervical flexure
cervical flexure n. The ventrally concave bend at the juncture of the brainstem and spinal cord in the embryo.
- Cervical ganglion
cervical ganglion n. The cervicothoracic ganglion. A small sympathetic ganglion at the level of the cricoid cartilage. The uppermost and largest of the ganglia of the sympathetic trunk, near the base of the skull between the internal carotid artery and the internal jugular vein.
- Cervical gland of uterus
cervical gland of uterus n. Any of the branched mucus-secreting glands in the uterine cervical mucosa.
- Cervical iliocostal muscle
cervical iliocostal muscle n. A muscle with its origin from the angles of the upper six ribs, with insertion to the transverse processes of the middle cervical vertebrae, with nerve supply from the upper thoracic nerves, and whose action extends, abducts, and rotates the cervical vertebrae.