A derivate of the Latin root [cervix] or [cervicis] meaning "neck". The word [cervical] means "pertaining to the neck".

The term is used in many areas and structures of the human body:

• Cervical spine: refers to the spinal column region formed by the seven cervical vertebrae. See image

• Uterine cervix: The inferior region of the uterus which projects partially into the vagina.

• Cervical rib: An anatomic variation where one or more supernumerary ribs are found related to the lower cervical vertebrae. This anomaly can cause clinical symptoms.

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Cervical Vertebrae