squamocolumnar junction

squamocolumnar junction
squa·mo·co·lum·nar junction .skwā-mō-kə-.ləm-nər- n the region in the uterine cervix in which the squamous lining of the vagina is replaced by the columnar epithelium typical of the body of the uterus and which is a common site of neoplastic change

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the site of transition between squamous and columnar epithelium, such as occurs between the esophagus and the stomach or within the epithelium of the uterine cervix.

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