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Cervical   /sˈərvəkəl/  /sˈərvɪkəl/   Listen
Cervical

adjective
1.
Of or relating to the cervix of the uterus.
2.
Relating to or associated with the neck.



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"Cervical" Quotes from Famous Books



... soon perceive that the game, be it Fly, Locust, Grasshopper, or Butterfly, is always struck in the neck, from behind. The first bite is aimed at the point containing the cervical ganglia and produces sudden death or immobility. Complete inertia will leave the consumer in peace, the essential condition of every ...
— The Wonders of Instinct • J. H. Fabre

... Because I am by profession a painter and a writer. Whereas my very good friends, all of them deeply suspicious characters, most of them traitors, without exception lucky to have the use of their cervical vertebrae, etc., etc., could (with a few exceptions) write not a word and read not a word; neither could they faire la photographie as Monsieur Auguste chucklingly called it (at which I blushed with pleasure): worst of all, the majority of these dark criminals ...
— The Enormous Room • Edward Estlin Cummings



Words linked to "Cervical" :   cervix, neck



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