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.