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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.


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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