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English noun: cervix

1. cervix (body) the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body


SamplesHe admired her long graceful neck.
The horse won by a neck.


Synonymsneck


Broader (hypernym)external body part


Narrower (hyponym)bull neck


Part holonymareteria cervicalis, arteria carotis, carotid artery, cervical artery, cervical vertebra, dewlap, jugular, jugular vein, musculus sternocleidomastoideus, nape, neck bone, nucha, pharynx, scruff, sternocleido mastoideus, sternocleidomastoid, sternocleidomastoid muscle, throat, thymus, thymus gland, trachea, vena jugularis, windpipe


Part meronymbody, organic structure, physical structure

2. cervix (body) necklike opening to the uterus


Synonymscervix uteri, uterine cervix


Broader (hypernym)opening, orifice, porta


Narrower (hyponym)incompetent cervix


Part meronymuterus, womb









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