The cervix or cervix uteri Latin, 'neck of the uterus' is the lower part of the uterus in the human female reproductive system. The narrow, central cervical canal runs along its entire length, connecting the uterine cavity and the lumen of the vagina. The opening into the uterus is called the internal os , and the opening into the vagina is called the external os. The lower part of the cervix, known as the vaginal portion of the cervix or ectocervix , bulges into the top of the vagina.
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Skip to Content. Listen to the Cancer. This test is also called a Pap smear. It involves gathering a sample of cells from the cervix.