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Cervix   /sˈərvɪks/   Listen

(pl. E. cervixes, L. cervices)
The part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body.  Synonym: neck.  "The horse won by a neck"
Necklike opening to the uterus.  Synonyms: cervix uteri, uterine cervix.

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... we will see in a future chapter. The cavity of the uterus is somewhat triangular in shape; at each upper angle is the small opening communicating with the Fallopian tube; the upper portion of the uterus is called the fundus; the external opening of the womb, situated in the center of the cervix, is called the mouth of the womb, or the ...
— Woman - Her Sex and Love Life • William J. Robinson

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