(med) a smear of cellular material taken from the neck (cervix) of the uterus for detection of cancer Also called Pap test, Pap smear
cervicectomy cer·vi·cec·to·my (sûr’vĭ-sěk’tə-mē) n. Excision of the cervix of the uterus. Also called trachelectomy.
a plural of cervix. the neck, especially the back part. any necklike part, especially the constricted lower end of the uterus. noun (pl) cervixes, cervices (səˈvaɪsiːz) the technical name for neck any necklike part of an organ, esp the lower part of the uterus that extends into the vagina n. early 15c., “ligament in the […]
inflammation of the cervix. noun inflammation of the neck of the uterus cervicitis cer·vi·ci·tis (sûr’vĭ-sī’tĭs) n. Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the uterine cervix, frequently affecting the deeper structures. Also called trachelitis.
cervico- pref. Cervix: cervicoplasty.