of or relating to the cervix or neck.
of or relating to the neck or cervix
1680s, “of the neck,” from French cervical, from Latin cervix (see cervix). Meaning “of the neck of the womb” attested by 1860. Related: Cervically.
cervical cer·vi·cal (sûr’vĭ-kəl)
Relating to a neck or a cervix.
Relating to or involving the cervix of the uterus.
Relating to or located in or near the neck.
- Cervical ansa
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.