- 1. Part of body by which the head is connected to the trunk : it extends from the base of the cranium to the top of the shoulders. 2. In anatomy, any constricted portion having a fancied resemblance to the n. of an animal. 3. The germinative portion of an adult tapeworm which develops the segments or proglottids; the region of cestode segmentation behind the scolex. SYN: cervix (1) [TA], collum. [A.S. hnecca]- anatomical n. of humerus [TA] a groove separating the head of the humerus from the tuberosities, giving attachment to the articular capsule. SYN: collum anatomicum humeri [TA].- buffalo n. combination of moderate kyphosis with thick heavy fat pad on the n., seen especially in persons with Cushing disease or syndrome.- n. of femur [TA] a short, constricted, strong bar projecting at an obtuse angle (about 125°) from the upper end of the shaft of the thigh bone and supporting its head. SYN: collum femoris [TA], collum ossis femoris, n. of thigh bone.- n. of fibula [TA] the slightly constricted region between the head and body of the fibula. SYN: collum fibulae [TA].- n. of gallbladder [TA] the narrow portion between the body of the gallbladder and beginning of the cystic duct. SYN: collum vesicae biliaris [TA], collum vesicae felleae.- n. of hair follicle the narrowed part of the hair follicle between the hair bulb and the surface of the skin. SYN: collum folliculi pili.- n. of malleus [TA] the constricted portion of the malleus between the head and the manubrium. SYN: collum mallei [TA].- n. of mandible [TA] the constricted portion of the condylar process below the head of the mandible. SYN: collum mandibulae [TA].- n. of pancreas [TA] segment of pancreas, approximately 2 cm long, connecting head and body of pancreas; it intervenes between the duodenum anteriorly and the junction of the splenic and superior mesenteric veins, forming the beginning of the portal vein, posteriorly. SYN: collum pancreaticus [TA].- n. of rib [TA] the flattened portion of a rib between the head and the tuberosity. SYN: collum costae [TA].- n. of scapula [TA] a slight constriction marking the separation of that portion bearing the glenoid cavity and coracoid process from the remainder of the scapula. SYN: collum scapulae [TA].- stiff n. nonspecific term for limited n. mobility, often due to muscle cramps and accompanied by pain.- surgical n. of humerus [TA] the narrow portion below the head and tuberosities. SYN: collum chirurgicum humeri [TA].- n. of talus [TA] a constriction separating the head, or anterior portion, from the body of the talus. SYN: collum tali [TA].- n. of tooth [TA] the slightly constricted part of a tooth, between the crown and the root. SYN: cervix dentis [TA], cervix of tooth, cervical margin of tooth, cervical zone of tooth, collum dentis, dental n..- n. of (urinary) bladder [TA] the lowest part of the bladder formed by the junction of the fundus and the inferolateral surfaces. SYN: cervix vesicae urinariae [TA], collum vesicae.- webbed n. the broad n. due to lateral folds of skin extending from the clavicle to the head but containing no muscles, bones, or other structures; occurs in Turner syndrome and in Noonan syndrome.- wry n. SYN: torticollis.
* * *neck 'nek n1 a) the usu. narrowed part of an animal that connects the head with the body specif the cervical region of a vertebrateb) the part of a tapeworm immediately behind the scolex from which new proglottids are produced2) a relatively narrow part suggestive of a neck: asa) a narrow part of a bone <the \neck of the femur>b) CERVIX (2)c) the part of a tooth between the crown and the root
* * *n.1. the part of the body that connects the head and the trunk. It is the region supported by the cervical vertebrae.
* * *(nek) 1. cervix (def. 1). 2. a constricted part; see also collum.
Medical dictionary. 2011.