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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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cervicalcer‧vi‧cal /ˈsɜːvɪkəl, səˈvaɪkəl $ ˈsɜːrvɪkəl/ adjective  1 HBHrelated to the neck cervical vertebrae (=the bones in the back of your neck)2 HBHrelated to the cervix cervical cancer
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cervicalThe test was oversold as an insurance against developing cervical and uterine cancer when it was no such thing.The Papanicolaou test for cervical cancer detection: a triumph and a tragedy.Cigarette smoking is a risk factor for cervical neoplasia.The effectiveness of cervical screening: a population-based case-control study.The cervical spine in rheumatoid arthritis Needs careful assessment Rheumatoid arthritis commonly affects the cervical spine, causing several well defined deformities.Smoking adds significantly to the risk because tobacco smoke bathes delicate cervical tissues in tar and nicotine.Cephalic and cervical vesicles are inflations of the cuticle around the mouth opening and in the oesophageal region.
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