1. Pertaining to the neck or the area of the neck. For
example, a cervical collar is a device worn around
the neck to provide stabilization, often in medical

2. Pertaining to the part of the vertebrae (bones that
form an opening in which the spinal cord passes) that
are in the area of the cervix (neck). There are seven
cervical vertebrae, known as C1 through C7, which
contain cervical nerves.
A person rubbing the cervical
(neck) area due to pain.
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3. Pertaining to any constricted (narrowed) area of necklike structure, such as the cervix
of the uterus. The uterus is a hollow organ in a female's body where the egg is implanted
and the baby develops. The cervix of the uterus is the lower, narrow part of the uterus.
Cervical cancer and cervical smear (Pap smear) are two ways that the term “cervical” is
used to reference the cervix in this context. Cancer is a group of diseases in which
symptoms are due to an abnormal and excessive growth of cells in one of the body
organs or tissues. A cervical smear is a type of test used to detect abnormal changes in

Cervical is also known as cervicalis. Cervical comes from the Latin word "cervix"
meaning "neck."
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