Font Size
A
A
A

Definition of Cervix

Cervix: The cervix is the lower, narrow part of the uterus (womb). The uterus, a hollow, pear-shaped organ, is located in a woman's lower abdomen, between the bladder and the rectum. The cervix forms a canal that opens into the vagina, which leads to the outside of the body.

Cervix illustration - Cervix

The word "cervix" comes straight from Latin for "neck".

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2686
Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z

Search Medical Dictionary





Medical Dictionary