cervical ansa n.
A loop in the cervical plexus consisting of fibers from the first three cervical nerves. Also called cervical loop.
- Cervical artery
cervical artery n. An artery with origin in the inferior thyroid artery, with distribution to muscles of neck, and spinal cord, and with anastomoses to the branches of the vertebral, occipital, ascending pharyngeal, and deep cervical arteries; ascending cervical artery. An artery with origin in the costocervical trunk, with distribution to the posterior deep muscles […]
- Cervical canal
cervical canal n. A spindle-shaped canal extending from the isthmus of the uterus to the opening of the uterus into the vagina.
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.