Sinonimi: uterine cervix
Neck; narrow mouth.
Abbreviation for cervix uteri, the neck of the womb; see uterus.
Necklike opening to the uterus; SYN. uterine cervix.
ETYM Perh. akin to knap a knop.
The back side of the neck; SYN. scruff.
ETYM Old Eng. necke, as. hnecca; akin to Dutch nek the nape of the neck, German nacken, Old High Germ. nacch, hnacch, Icel. hnakki, Swed. nacke, Dan. nakke.
1. The part of an organism that connects the head to the rest of the body; SYN. cervix.
Structure between the head and the trunk in animals. In the back of the neck are the upper seven vertebrae, and there are many powerful muscles that support and move the head. In front, the neck region contains the pharynx and trachea, and behind these the esophagus. The large arteries (carotid, temporal, maxillary) and veins (jugular) that supply the brain and head are also located in the neck.
The back of the neck; nape