cervical intraepithelial neoplasia cervical in·tra·ep·i·the·li·al neoplasia (ĭn’trə-ěp’ə-thē’lē-əl)
Dysplastic changes beginning at the squamocolumnar junction in the uterine cervix that may be precursor to squamous cell carcinoma.
- Cervical ligament of uterus
cervical ligament of uterus n. A fibrous band attached to the uterine cervix and to the vault of the lateral fornix of the vagina and continuous with the tissue sheathing the pelvic vessels. Also called cardinal ligament.
- Cervical line
cervical line n. A continuous anatomical, irregularly curved line marking the cervical end of the crown of a tooth.
- Cervical longissimus muscle
cervical longissimus muscle n. A muscle with origin from the transverse processes of the upper thoracic vertebrae, with insertion into the transverse processes of the middle and upper cervical vertebrae, with nerve supply from the dorsal branches of the lower cervical and the upper thoracic nerves, and whose action extends the cervical vertebrae.
- Cervical loop
cervical loop n. See cervical ansa.