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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


cervix  listen  (SER-vix)

  The lower, narrow end of the uterus that forms a canal between the uterus and vagina.

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Anatomy of the female reproductive system; drawing shows the uterus, myometrium (muscular outer layer of the uterus), endometrium (inner lining of the uterus), ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina.