ectocervix etymology

English word ectocervix comes from English cervix, English ecto- (Outside.)

Detailed word origin of ectocervix

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cervix English (eng) (anatomy) The neck. The lower, narrow portion of the uterus where it joins with the top end of the vagina.. The necklike portion of any part, as of the womb.
ecto- English (eng) Outside.
ectocervix English (eng) (anatomy) The part of the cervix that extends into the vagina.

Words with the same origin as ectocervix

Descendants of cervix
cervicectomy cervicitis cervico- exocervical
Descendants of ecto-
ectethmoid ectoblast ectobronchium ectocervical ectocornea ectocranial ectoenzyme ectogenesis ectogenous ectokinase ectomesocuneiform ectonucleoside ectonucleotide ectoperitrophic ectophosphodiesterase ectophytic ectoplacental ectoplast ectostylid ectosylvian ectosymbiont ectosymbiotic ectotherm ectozoon